Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Venice

Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraftNEW 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

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