Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Skipjack file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Metcalf.

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Skipjack file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Metcalf.

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person who was last seen aboard a fishing vessel approximately 30 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, Thursday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 8 a.m. that Roy Kerwood had gone missing aboard the fishing vessel How You Doing 2 and was last seen by crew members at 4 a.m.

Involved in the search are:

  • An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans
  • An HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama
  • A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Grand Isle, Louisiana
  • Coast Guard Cutter Skipjack from Abbeville, Louisiana

Anyone with information regarding the missing person’s location is asked to contact Coast Guard Sector New Orleans at (504) 365-2200.

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