Coast Guard ends search for missing man off the coast of Main Pass

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MAIN PASS, La. (BRPROUD) –

UPDATE:

Around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, the Coast Guard ceased looking for a man off of Main Pass.

According to the Coast Guard, “Rescue crews searched more than 3,949 square miles for a combined search time of approximately 105 hours.”

ORIGINAL:

The search is on for a missing man after a boat was found unoccupied near Main Pass.

The call came into the Coast Guard on Wednesday, October 6 around 3 p.m.

The report stated that there was “an unmanned red and yellow 25-foot pleasure craft with recent signs of occupancy,” according to the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard describes the missing man this way:

  • 48-year-old
  • 5-foot-10 Caucasian male
  • Last seen wearing a white shirt

Multiple organizations are participating in the search including:

  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans
  • Coast Guard Station Venice
  • Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

The Coast Guard suspended its search at approximately 8:30 p.m. Saturday for a person in the water near Main Pass, Louisiana.

Rescue crews searched more than 3,949 square miles for a combined search time of approximately 105 hours.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call from a good Samaritan at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday reporting an unmanned red and yellow 25-foot pleasure craft with recent signs of occupancy.

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