Coast Guard suspends search for person

Coast Guard suspends search for person
Coast Guard suspends search for person Photo credit USCG

The Coast Guard suspended its search at approximately 7 p.m.
Saturday for a person in the water near Southwest Pass, Louisiana.

Rescue crews searched more than 4,600 square miles for a combined search time of 80 hours.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call at 1:30 p.m. Thursday from the fishing vessel Master Wayne crew reporting a crewmember reportedly fell overboard.

Rescue crews involved in the search:
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans helicopter
Coast Guard Station Venice
Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack
Coast Guard Cutter Daniel Tarr
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries marine
Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Department marine