Judge Seeber Bridge reopens after car plunges into Industrial Canal

Judge Seeber Bridge reopens after car plunges into Industrial Canal

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A car plunged off the Claiborne Bridge over the Industrial Canal Thursday, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received the initial call at 12:36 p.m. about a four-door Jeep Cherokee with three people inside entering the water. Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and a Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-foot response boat-medium boat crew at 12:37 p.m.

The MH-65 aircrew arrived on scene at 12:57 p.m. and lowered a rescue swimmer into the water. The rescue swimmer located the vehicle at 1:42 p.m. The New Orleans Police Department, EMS and sonar teams and Louisiana divers all participated in the search.

There was no word on survivors.

The bridge has since reopened.

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