Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Donaldsonville

Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-Foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega.

Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-Foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega.

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water at mile marker 183 of the Mississippi River near Donaldsonville, Louisiana, Thursday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 9:30 a.m. from the uninspected towing vessel CSS Richmond that a crewmember fell overboard.

The person in the water is described as an African American male wearing an orange life vest.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter air crew
  • Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-foot Response Boat-Small II boatcrew
  • Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Department

Anyone with information is requested to contact Sector New Orleans at (800) 874-2153.

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