Coast Guard searching for missing boater in Vermilion Bay

65 New OrleansNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Vermilion and Iberia Parish Sheriff Offices are searching for a missing boater in Vermilion Bay, Thursday.

The missing boater is a 76-year-old male, described as Caucasian and having red hair, and blue eyes, wearing a blue button-up shirt, jeans, brown shoes and a brown hat.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call at approximately 12:23 p.m. reporting an overturned vessel with two boaters in the water. One boater was recovered with no reported injuries.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew to conduct searches.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Sector New Orleans at 504-365-2200.

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