Coast Guard searches for missing person after boat capsizes

Published: Dec. 30, 2015 at 7:19 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 30, 2015 at 8:22 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Coast Guard and other vessels on Wednesday launched a search for a person in the water near the Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge, near mile marker 119, on the Lower Mississippi River.

At about 10:45 a.m., the Coast Guard was notified of a capsized 24-foot workboat with four people on board. Good Samaritans rescued three of the individuals on the boat after it capsized. The rescued individuals were wearing life jackets, according to reports.

Search and rescue coordinators dispatched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station New Orleans to look for the fourth person.

The reason for the vessel capsizing is under investigation.

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