Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Fort Jackson, Louisiana

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near Fort Jackson, Louisiana, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 5:41 a.m. of a vessel with three people aboard taking on water near mile marker 20 on the Mississippi River.

The vessel sank and two of the three people aboard the vessel swam to shore. The missing person is a 27-year-old male who was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket.

Involved in the search are:

  • An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans.
  • A 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Venice.
  • Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish
  • Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

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