Coast Guard searching for person in the water

Coast Guard searching for person in the water
Coast Guard Cutter Mako file photo photo by AUX David Lau NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water 75 nautical miles off Vermilion Bay, Louisiana, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified at 6:26 a.m. by workers at the Eugene Island 331 platform of a 54-year-old man entering the water from Renaissance Offshore’s Eugene Island 331...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from sinking vessel

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from sinking vessel
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people from a sinking vessel in Bayou Eloi approximately 33 nautical miles east of New Orleans, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 7:30 p.m. Sunday via a marine VHF radio of a 30-foot boat with two people aboard taking on water in Lake Eloi. Sector...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a person in the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, Louisiana, Friday. Coast Guard boat and aircrews searched approximately 168 square-nautical miles for approximately 27 hours but were unable to locate the person. “The decision to suspend a search is never easy,” said Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Plummer, a search and rescue...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water

Coast Guard searching for person in the water
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 8:22 p.m. Wednesday of a missing man from the towing vessel St. Genevieve who was last seen on the vessel between mile marker 161 and 162 on the...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Grand Isle, Louisiana

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Grand Isle, Louisiana
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a person in the water near Grand Isle, Louisiana, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 4 p.m. that Joey Giudrol, a 35-year-old male from Cut Off, Louisiana, went missing in Grande Isle near a break wall. The two friends that reported Giudrol...

Coast Guard, local agency searching for two possible people in the water

Coast Guard, local agency searching for two possible people in the water
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 25-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for two possible people in the water in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from a towing vessel of an overturned 10-foot camouflage flat boat in Lake Pontchartrain approximately one nautical mile east of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway,...

Coast Guard rescues 2 men, 3 dogs from flooding near Poplarville, Mississippi

Coast Guard rescues 2 men, 3 dogs from flooding near Poplarville, Mississippi
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans rescue two men and three dogs who were stranded in a vehicle on a bridge near Poplarville, Mississippi, due to rapidly rising river flooding May 12, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two men and three dogs near Poplarville, Mississippi, Sunday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast...

Coast Guard responding to vessel sinking in Intracoastal Waterway

Coast Guard responding to vessel sinking in Intracoastal Waterway
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a sunken vessel in the Intracoastal Waterway near Lafitte, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a notification at 6:45 a.m. of the towing vessel Cindy R, pushing six barges, with three crewmembers aboard sinking at mile marker 8, west of the Harvey Lock on the Intracoastal Waterway. The crewmembers boarded the towing...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people from disabled boat

Coast Guard rescues 3 people from disabled boat
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued three people from a disabled boat south of Hopedale, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 6:15 p.m. on Friday of a disabled 18-foot recreational boat with three people aboard in Seven Dollar Bay. Sector watchstanders directed the launch...