Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Man In Lower Mississippi

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Coast Guard on Thursday suspended search for missing man in Mississippi River

Coast Guard said the 60-year-old lost his balance and fell into the water on Wednesday at Gnots Reserve Fleeting and Towing near milepost 119 on the lower Mississippi.

A search was conducted by the Coast Guard for 36 hours and covered over 26 square nautical miles.

The river was closed from Mile 116 to Mile 120.

They couldn’t locate the man.

“Our Coast Guard assets alongside our partners searched the entire incident site, but we were unable to relocate it,” said Cmdr. Roberto Trevino, New Orleans Coast Guard Area Search and Rescue Coordinator.

The river was reopened to traffic on Thursday following the suspension of searches.

The research teams included:

  • A New Orleans Coast Guard station response boat 29-foot-crew small boat
  • A crew of the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from the Coast Guard Air Station in New Orleans
  • Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office Maritime Division
  • South Port Maritime Division
  • Pontchartrain levee district
  • Multiple Good Samaritan Ship

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