Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Main Pass, LA

U.S. Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement File Photo

U.S. Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement File Photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water Thursday near Main Pass, Louisiana.

Rescue crews are searching for a 48-year-old, 5-foot-10 Caucasian male last seen wearing a white shirt.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call from a good Samaritan at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday reporting an unmanned red and yellow 25-foot pleasure craft with recent signs of occupancy. The watchstanders directed the launch of rescue crews Wednesday to begin searching.

Involved in the search are:

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans
Coast Guard Station Venice
Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

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