Coast Guard searching for man in water near Venice

Man last seen swimming in the Lower Mississippi

Don Ames
September 01, 2019 - 9:27 am
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The Coast Guard is searching for a man who was last seen swimming in the Lower Mississippi River near Venice, Louisiana.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report about 5:30 p.m. Saturday of a missing 27-year-old man who was last seen swimming in the Lower Mississippi River near mile marker 19 at Fort Jackson. 

The missing man was wearing a black shirt and blue shorts.

Involved in the search are:

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans
A response boat medium crew from Coast Guard Station Venice
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish
A marine unit from Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office

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