Coast Guard Crews Search for Missing Man in Lake Pontchartrain

New Orleans – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing man in Lake Pontchartrain, La., today after the man went missing from his jet ski.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call from a good Samaritan, at 9:24 p.m., who heard a voice yelling for help and found a woman holding onto a piling.

The woman told the good Samaritan that there was another passenger on the jet ski. The good Samaritan spotted the missing man but lost sight of him before they could position their boat close enough to retrieve him.

A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew from Air Station New Orleans, two rescue boat crews and a Coast Guard truck crew from Coast Guard Station New Orleans are searching for the man.

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