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Coast Guard suspends search for missing people
News Release
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended its search for two people who were aboard a vessel that sank in the vicinity of mile marker 90.5 on the Mississippi River near New Orleans, Tuesday.

Missing are Malon Dawsey and Karl Prince.

Coast Guard crews and local agencies searched approximately 101 square nautical miles for over 43 hours and found no signs of the men.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 9:43 a.m. Monday that the towing vessel Natalie Jean capsized with three people aboard. The good Samaritan vessel Earl Gonsoulin rescued one person.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • Coast Guard Station New Orleans Response Boat-Medium boatcrew
  • Coast Guard Cutter Barbara Mabrity
  • New Orleans Harbor Police
  • Plaquemines Port Authority
  • Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • NOAA



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