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United States Coast Guard
News Release
Monday, March 06, 2017

Coast Guard and local agencies search for missing person

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assists in the search for a missing hunter in the vicinity of the Atchafalaya River Basin, Monday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans were notified by the Iberia Perish Sheriff’s Office at 12:58 p.m. that a male hunter was missing from Dog House Camp on the Atchafalaya River.

At the request of Iberia Parish Sherriff’s office the watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans.

Local agencies continue to search with four all-terrain vehicles, two airboats, two small crafts and multiple volunteers on foot.

Involved in the search are:

·         Iberia Perish Sheriff’s Office

·         Mary’s Parish Sheriff’s Office

·         Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

·         Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans

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