Man missing after boat sinks off Louisiana coast

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 11, 2019 - 9:09 pm

The US Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a person in the water near Empire, Louisiana.

"Missing is Mark Matherne from Slidell," according to a news release. "Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 1:30 p.m. of a sunken vessel approximately six nautical miles southwest of Empire, Louisiana."

Officials say Matherne's boat was found sunk in the vicinity of Shell Island Bay.

Crews dispatched:

  •     Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew
  •     Coast Guard Station Venice 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew
  •     A 24-foot Special Purpose Craft—Shallow Water boat crew from Coast Guard Station Grand Isle
  •     Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
  •     Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office

The release says, "If anyone has any information please contact the Sector New Orleans command center at (504) 365-2544."


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