Coast Guard searches for man overboard 100 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston.

Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston.

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a 55 year-old man who reportedly fell overboard approximately 100 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana, Monday morning.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a communications relay from the captain of the fishing vessel Captain Edwin at approximately 3 a.m. reporting that a crewmember had fallen overboard off the nearby fishing vessel Captain Kent, while it was at anchor. It was also reported that the man was not wearing a life jacket.

Involved in the search are:

  • A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew
  • Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo, a fast response cutter crew from Pascagoula, Mississippi

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