Coast Guard searching Lake Pontchartrain after finding capsized vessel

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium

Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for the owner of a capsized vessel reported in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday from Jefferson Parish Police Department about a white-hulled vessel capsized a quarter mile east of Treasure Chest Casino in Lake Pontchartrain.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew
  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • Kenner Police Department

Anyone with information is requested to contact Sector New Orleans at 504-365-2200.

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