Coast Guard Searching For Capsizing Victim

Lake Charles, LA – The Coast Guard is searching for a person today after their boat capsized on the Intracoastal Waterway at the Gibbstown Bridge near Lake Charles, La.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston was passed a report from the tug boat Chickasaw, stating they saw a boat capsize sending a person into the water. As the tug boat went to the aid of the boater, the person went under the water and has not resurfaced.

Coast Guard Air Station Houston launched an HH-65 helicopter and crew to assist in the search. The Calcasieu Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit, Lousiana Fish and Wildlife, and Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles are also searching the area by boat.

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