Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater in Vermilion Bay
NEW ORLEANS - On Saturday evening, the Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water in Vermilion Bay, Louisiana.
The Coast Guard searched approximately 1782 square miles continuously over 25 hours.
"After an exhaustive search the Coast Guard and local partners were unable to locate the missing mariner," said Lt. Cmdr. Michelle Ferguson, the search and rescue mission coordinator at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans. "The decision to suspend a search is never easy and our thoughts are with the families and loved ones during this very difficult time."
The search for the missing boater began on the morning of Friday, June 19.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
As businesses struggle to hire workers, organization pushes for end to federal...
Woman shot after finding burglar outside her home; latest in rash of...
Unsealed documents detail disturbing rape allegations against Cynthia and Dennis Perkins
Housing teen accused of murder is costing parish hundreds, authorities say
Local crime podcaster to take on new challenge
LSU pitcher Matt Beck gets his moment at the plate
Brusly baseball needs extra innings to win regional series with Jennings.
Southern Athletic Director Roman Banks talks about coaching search
Drew Brees and Sean Payton enjoy the Zurich Classic
Legendary Parkview coach Kenny Guillot passes away at 76