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Coast guard halts search for man missing near Donaldsonville

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The United States Coast Guard has suspended its search for a man who fell off a ship near Donaldsonville over the weekend.

The search for Capt. Ambarish Parekh, 65, was halted Monday night after two days.

Crews searched a combined total of 223 miles from the Crescent City Connection Bridge in New Orleans to mile marker 180. 

It is believed Parekh fell off a crew boat while moving to another vessel.

He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and long pants with a personal flotation device. He was last seen near mile marker 179 on the Lower Mississippi River.

The Coast Guard searched with boats, helicopters and an Ascension Parish fire boat crew. 

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