Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Baton Rouge

USCG MH-65 File Photo

USCG MH-65 File Photo

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sunday.

The Coast Guard searched approximately 30 square miles for about 9 hours for a man who entered the Mississippi River, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department that a man was seen entering the river at about 7 a.m. Saturday.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Station New Orleans Response Boat – Small II boatcrew
  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew
  • East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department
  • Baton Rouge Police Department

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