Coast Guard suspends search for missing boy

65 Case ClosedNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the five-year-old boy missing in the water near mile marker 49 of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Sunday.

LaFourche Parish Sheriff’s Office recovered a body matching the description of the missing five-year-old boy at mile marker 49 of the Gulf ICW, Sunday morning.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call at 11:18 p.m., Saturday, about a five-year-old boy missing in the water, who was described as a Caucasian male wearing a blue and white life jacket.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew
  • Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-foot RB-S crew
  • Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries
  • LaFourche Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office

The Coast Guard and local agencies saturated a search area of two square-nautical-miles.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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