Coast Guard searches for possible person in the water in Lake Pontchartrain

Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega.

Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega.

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Tuesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 8:50 a.m. from St. Tammany Sheriff’s office of a person in Lake Pontchartrain seen on the west side of the Highway 11 bridge.

The person was described as a white male without a personal flotation device wearing a turquoise shirt.

Sector New Orleans watchstanders directed the launch of a 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station New Orleans and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to search the area.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office, and Sea Tow are also searching the area.

There are no reports of missing people in the area.

Anyone with information regarding the possible person in the water is asked to contact Sector New Orleans at (504) 365-2209.

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