Coast Guard searches for man in Lake Pontchartrain

NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard rescue crews are searching for one male in Lake Pontchatrain near South Shore Harbor Marina.

Missing is Clyde Naquim.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a mayday call on VHF-FM Ch. 16 from Naquim, stating that his 30-ft. white cabin cruiser was taking on water. Naquim stated that he was putting on his lifejacket and never returned to the radio.

Sector New Orleans directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-foot Response Boat—Small crew, a 45-foot Response Boat — Medium boat-crew and a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to the scene.

Coast Guard crews will search throughout the night.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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