Man disappears while swimming in Miss. River

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Several agencies were searching for a man who disappeared while swimming in the Mississippi River Monday night.

The Port of New Orleans received a call at about 7:30 p.m. saying that a white male who was swimming near Jax Brewery had gone under and never resurfaced.

The Coast Guard, Harbor Police, NOPD, NOFD and EMS all responded to the scene.

Conditions of the Mississippi River are high water with swift currents, according to the Coast Guard. will update this story as more information becomes available.

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