Coast Guard searching for person in water near Venice, Louisiana

The Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish, homeported in Sandy Hook, N.J., patrols through New York Harbor during a recent movie shoot June 19, 2007. The Sailfish's missions include homeland security patrols and search and rescue missions throughout New York waterways. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Annie R. Berlin

Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish file photo by Petty Officer Annie R. Berlin

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a person who was last seen swimming in the Lower Mississippi River near Venice, Louisiana, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 5:38 p.m. of a missing 27-year-old man who was last seen swimming in the Lower Mississippi River near mile marker 19 at Fort Jackson.

The missing man was wearing a black shirt and blue shorts.

Involved in the search are:

  • An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans
  • A response boat medium crew from Coast Guard Station Venice
  • The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish
  • A marine unit from Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office


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