Coast Guard assisting search for missing swimmer
FRANKLINTON - The Coast Guard is assisting the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office search for a woman who went missing on the Bogue Chitto River near Franklinton.
Authorities identified the woman as 22-year-old Melanie Borja of Picayune, Miss.
In a news release, the Coast Guard said it received a call Sunday that Borja jumped off her tube and started swimming.
She was last seen swimming about halfway down the Bogue Chitto River.
Borja was wearing a two-piece bathing suit with a white top and blue bottom.
Borja has red hair and weighs 125 pounds.