Coast Guard searching for potentially missing boater in the Intracoastal Waterway near Amelia

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Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard District 8

The Coast Guard searched for a potentially missing boater in the Intracoastal Waterway near Amelia Tuesday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 2:15 a.m. of a 16-foot aluminum skiff with the registration number LA1741FC adrift at mile marker 86 of the Intracoastal Waterway west of the Harvey Locks.

To provide information about the skiff or the boater, call Coast Guard Sector New Orleans at (504) 365-2533.

A 24-foot Special Purpose Craft boat crew from Coast Guard Station Grande Isle, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans and the St. Mary’s Parish Sheriff’s Office are involved in the search for the boater.

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