Coast Guard searching for person in the water

Coast Guard Cutter Mako file photo photo by AUX David Lau

Coast Guard Cutter Mako file photo photo by AUX David Lau

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water 75 nautical miles off Vermilion Bay, Louisiana, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified at 6:26 a.m. by workers at the Eugene Island 331 platform of a 54-year-old man entering the water from Renaissance Offshore’s Eugene Island 331 platform into the Gulf of Mexico.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew
  • Coast Guard Cutter Mako boatcrew
  • Platform operators

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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