Coast Guard searching for missing girl after boating accident

Coast Guard 8th District NewsNEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard, in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office, are searching for a girl who reportedly went missing after a boating accident near Shell Beach, Saturday.

Search and Rescue assets are:

  • An MH-65C helicopter and crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans;
  • A 25-foot response boat and crew from Coast Guard Station New Orleans;
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries;
  • St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received notification at approximately 5:40 p.m., from the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office, reporting that two pleasure crafts collided approximately one-half of a mile north of Campos Marina, near Shell Beach. An 11-year-old female was ejected from the vessel and was reportedly not wearing a life jacket.

An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast has been issued.

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