Coast Guard suspends search for 2 on Lower Mississippi River

25-foot response boatNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended their search for two missing boaters in Claiborne County, Miss., around 8:03 p.m., Sunday.

Response crews covered 934 river miles, and searched for over 84 hours for the missing boaters.

“Our condolences go out to the friends and family of the missing people,” said Capt. Timothy Wendt, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River. “We would like to extend a special thanks to the other agencies and volunteers for their support in the search effort.”

Participating in the search was Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River, Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Coast Guard Auxiliary air crews, , Natchez County Game Warden, Jackson County Game Warden, Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office, Tensas Parish, and Civil Air Patrol.

The search is suspended pending further information.

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