NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a person in the water approximately one mile from Pelican Island near Venice, Louisiana, Thursday.
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 2:25 p.m. of an Asian man falling overboard from a 22-foot fishing vessel, Wednesday.
The case was suspended at 5:04 p.m. and approximately 145 square nautical miles were searched.
Involved in the search were:
– A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew
– A Coast Guard Station Venice 24-foot Special Purpose Craft boatcrew
– A Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew