Coast Guard searches Mississippi River after mistaken report of man overboard
NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard searched the Mississippi River, and a cruise ship briefly turned around Saturday after a mistaken report of a man overboard.
Coast Guard officials told WWL-TV that a man was having heart attack symptoms onboard the Carnival Cruise Ship Valor late Saturday afternoon.
A report to the Coast Guard led to a mistaken belief that someone was in the water.
The Coast Guard had a helicopter and several other rescue assets scouring the river until the miscommunication was realized.
Just 10 days ago, a woman on the Valor fell or jumped into the water, and a search was set up before eventually being suspended.
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