Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Jefferson Parish
NEW ORLEANS — As of Wednesday (Jan. 27) night, the Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing person in the Lower Mississippi River near Jefferson Heights in Jefferson Parish.
Officials identified the missing person as 44-year-old Elisander Alvardo, and say Alvardo was last seen wearing coveralls and no life jacket.
Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call around 3 p.m. from Zito Fleeting reporting one of their barge workers had fallen overboard near mile marker 105 near Jefferson Parish.
The watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and directed the launch of search and rescue assets, which ended Wednesday night.
Anyone with information regarding this case is requested to contact the Sector New Orleans command center at 504-365-2200.