EMPIRE, La. (WVUE) - The Coast Guard and other local agencies are searching for a missing Slidell man in the water near Empire.
Mark Matherne was reported missing around 1:30 p.m. on Monday (Nov. 11). Authorities received a report of a sunken boat about six miles southwest of Empire in Shell Island Bay.
Matherne was declared missing.
A helicopter and several boats are helping with the search and rescue. Empire is about 50 miles south of New Orleans.