Coast Guard searches for missing man

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a man who reportedly jumped into the Mississippi River late Thursday in the vicinty of mile marker 95 near the Canal Street Ferry.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report Thursday evening from the Vessel Traffic System reporting that a man had jumped into the river near the Spanish Plaza here. Sector New Orleans launched a 25-foot small boat from Station New Orleans and a HH-65C rescue helicopter and crew from Air Station New Orleans to the area. An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast (UMIB) was also issued to mariners as a caution in the area.

The New Orleans Harbor Poilce is also responding to the report.

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