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United States Coast Guard
News Release
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Coast Guard, local agencies search for person in the water in Lake Pontchartrain

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a person in the water and a 14-foot johnboat in Lake Pontchartrain near Seabrook Bridge, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from a motorist driving on the bridge who reported seeing a person fall from a capsized 14-foot johnboat in Lake Pontchartrain at 2:39 p.m.

The good Samaritan reportedly pulled over to call local agencies and noticed the person was no longer in sight.

Involved in the search are

- Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew

- Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew

- New Orleans Sheriff’s Department

- New Orleans Fire Department

- Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

- Local Emergency Medical Services

Any information about the person in the water or the 14-foot john boat can be reported to Coast Guard Sector New Orleans at (504) 365-2200

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