NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, New Orleans Harbor Police and the crew of the Port Authority response vessel General Kelly are searching for a missing person in the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Tuesday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report of a person in the water near the New Orleans Riverwalk at about 7:15 p.m.
Sector New Orleans watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Station New Orleans small boat crew and a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew. Both assets are actively searching.
The New Orleans Police Department is currently working on identifying the individual.
Conditions of the Mississippi River are high water with swift currents.