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Coast Guard suspends search for Miss. River swimmer

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The Coast Guard on Wednesday suspended its search for the swimmer who disappeared in the Mississippi River.

Crews covered more than 230 square miles during the search after receiving a report of a person in the water Tuesday evening. Rescue crews continuously searched the Mississippi River for more than 24 hours.

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

Based on the items found and after making contact with the subject’s family, police identified the swimmer as 42-year-old Dave Hebron. Hebron’s mother told police that he had recently traveled to New Orleans from Jena, and that he had been staying at a local homeless shelter.

At the time of the man’s disappearance, the river was high with swift currents, according to the Coast Guard. Multiple agencies responded to the scene, executing an expansive search Tuesday night.

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