Coast Guard, locals search for person in the water on the Lower Mississippi River

Published 6:57 am Thursday, August 5, 2021

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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard, local law enforcement and multiple good Samaritan vessels are searching for a 60-year-old man, who fell in the water at the Gnots Reserve Fleeting and Towing, Wednesday near mile marker 119 on the Lower Mississippi River.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a notification from St. Charles Parish stating the man reportedly lost his balance reaching for an object and fell in the water. The watchstanders closed the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker 116 to mile marker 120.

Search crews include:

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