Coast Guard, local agencies searching for a person in the water near South Pass, Louisiana

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near South Pass, Louisiana, Wednesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 8:33 a.m. from a good Samaritan that two men were found on the beach at South Pass after their vessel capsized. A survivor reported that a 60-year-old male was still missing.

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and confirmed that one of the men found on shore was deceased.

The 27-foot blue aluminum recreational boat reportedly capsized at approximately 7 a.m. and washed up on shore.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • Coast Guard Station Venice 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew
  • Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish crew
  • Plaquemines Parish Sherriff’s Office
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

The cause of the incident is under investigation.


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