Coast Guard searching for swimmer off Grand Isle

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NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard rescue crews are searching for a missing person last seen off Grand Isle, Tuesday afternoon.

Coast Guard watchstanders received a report that the person was seen submerging and not resurfacing approximately 300 yards off the Cajun Tide Resort in Grand Isle at approximately 4:20 p.m.

A Coast Guard Station Grand Isle response boat crew and a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew deployed to the scene immediately.

The Coast Guard continued the search throughout the night.

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