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Extra search scheduled for missing LSU alumnus

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Posted: Dec 3, 2010 10:54 AM by Rachel Frost
Updated: Dec 3, 2010 10:54 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: LSU, student, alumnus, James de Brueys, missing, Marshall Islands, boat, Coast Guard

BATON ROUGE - The Coast Guard has scheduled an extra two-hour search this afternoon for James de Brueys after it was called off yesterday, according to his sister Simone de Brueys.

Simone told News 2 the Coast Guard scheduled the search after e-mails from friends of James flooded Senator David Vitter's inbox.

If the Coast Guard finds James' body they can identify it but not retreive it because the Australian Navy was called out for an emergency assignment, according to Simone.

James went missing during a boat ride off the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean a week ago. He was on the boat with three other people. The Coast Guard found the bodies of two of the people, including a teenage boy and pregnant woman, Simone said.

James graduated from LSU last year and moved to the Marshall Islands to teach English.

A fundraiser is scheduled for next Friday at Chimes Restaurant on Highland Road to raise money for projects James started on the islands. T-shirts will be on sale for $20.

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