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Public Safety News
United States Coast Guard
News Release
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Update: Coast Guard responds to possible vehicle in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS -- The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a possible vehicle in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Thursday.

 

A 29-foot response boat-small crew from Coast Guard Station New Orleans reported that they observed no signs of a vehicle going in Lake Pontchartrain as a result of a multiple car accident on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge, Thursday.

 

Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the report from the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Police Department at 3:48 a.m. after a damaged guardrail was discovered on the southbound lanes of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.


Coast Guard responds to possible vehicle in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a possible vehicle in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, from a multiple car accident at approximately mile marker three of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge on the southbound lanes, Thursday.

Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the report from the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Police Department at 3:48 a.m. after a damaged guardrail was discovered on the southbound lanes of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.

Involved in the search are:

  • A 29-foot response boat-small crew from Coast Guard Station New Orleans
  • An MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans
  • The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Police Department

 Anyone with information about the person in the water is requested to contact Sector New Orleans at (504) 365-2200.




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