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.