Coast Guard searching for missing 16-year old near Grand Isle State Park

In this file photo, a Coast Guard crew from Station Chincoteague, demonstrates the capabilities of the 24-foot Special Purpose Craft - Shallow Water in the Elizabeth River near Portsmouth, Va., Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. The SPC-SW, a new asset intended to operate in areas that other response boats cannot reach, will enhance capabilities for search and rescue, law enforcement, and Homeland Security missions. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Jones)

24-foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water (USCG File Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Jones))

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and Grand Isle Fire Department is searching for a 16-year old boy who went missing in the vicinity of Grand Isle State Park, Monday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans were notified at approximately 2:15 p.m. Sunday that the teenager was missing. The boy was last seen swimming from the rock jetty to the first piling at Grand Isle State Park.

In response the following assets were dispatched to aid in the search:

  • A Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water from Coast Guard Station Grand Isle;
  • A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans;
  • Fixed-wing aircraft from the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

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