Coast Guard suspends Plaquemines search for missing pastor

May 05, 2018 - 2:45 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a pastor missing since a boating accident Wednesday in Plaquemines Parish.
Officials say 85-year-old Rev. Donald Tabb was headed out to fish with two friends near Port Eads and South Pass when a large wave capsized their 27-foot boat. 

The Advocate reports those close to the group have said Tabb directed 60-year-old Patrick Anderson of Baton Rouge to find their friend, 86-year-old Jack Frey, and take him to shore. Anderson did, but Frey, of Magnolia, Texas, had drowned.
The Coast Guard search for Tabb lasted for more than two days before it was called off Friday afternoon.
Tabb founded LSU's The Chapel on the Campus in 1972 and led it until 2001 when he became pastor emeritus.  

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