Coast Guard searching for person in the water

24 foot Special Purpose Craft - Shallow Water

Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near Caillou Bay approximately 15 miles southwest of Cocodrie, Louisiana, Wednesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 11:25 a.m. of a missing 60-year-old man who was last seen aboard the vessel Miss Trudy. There were two people aboard the vessel.

Sector watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard boatcrew and two aircrews to search for the man.

Sector watchstanders later received a report at approximately 12:30 p.m. from Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office that the Miss Trudy sank and a Good Samaritan vessel recovered one of the people from the water.

Involved in the search are:

  • An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans
  • A 24-foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water crew from Coast Guard Station Grand Isle
  • An HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
  • Terrebonne Parish sheriff’s office

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