Coast Guard searching for Slidell man missing in water near Empire

Coast Guard searching for Slidell man missing in water near Empire
Crews are searching for a missing boater near Empire, La. (Source: WMBF News)

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.

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