Coast guard

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...
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Thomas Perumean
October 15, 2019 - 7:14 am
The U.S. Coast Guard has recovered the body of a man believed to be a missing boater. Using special shallow draft boat, crews from the New Orleans Coast Guard station found a body matching the description of Kevin Lege. Lege had been reported overdue early Monday morning, prompting the search by...
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Jim Hanzo
October 02, 2019 - 9:28 pm
Three people were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard from a vessel on fire near Panama City, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard District Eight Command Center were alerted to the activation of an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon approximately 35 miles offshore of Panama City at 1:33 p.m,...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 01, 2019 - 11:19 pm
Authorities have ended the search for person in the water near Venice, Louisiana. "The Coast Guard has ended its search for a person who was last seen swimming in the Lower Mississippi River," the Guard said in a news release. Coast Guard crews say they searched 216 square miles for approximately...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 01, 2019 - 11:19 pm
Authorities have ended the search for person in the water near Venice, Louisiana. "The Coast Guard has ended its search for a person who was last seen swimming in the Lower Mississippi River," the Guard said in a news release. Coast Guard crews say they searched 216 square miles for approximately...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2019, file photo, three migrants who had managed to evade the Mexican National Guard and cross the Rio Grande onto U.S. territory walk along a border wall set back from the geographical border, in El Paso, Texas, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The Department of Homeland Security is moving $271 million from other agencies such as FEMA and the U.S. Coast Guard to fund immigration detention beds and support its policy forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez, File)
Associated Press
August 27, 2019 - 9:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security is moving $271 million from other agencies such as FEMA and the U.S. Coast Guard to increase the number of beds for detained immigrants and support its policy forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases play out. The news comes as...
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Jim Hanzo
August 18, 2019 - 7:40 pm
A plane carrying 3 people crashed in waters off of St. Bernard Parish killing 1 and injuring 2 others, Coast Guard officials said. The seaplane went down around 2:55 p.m. in the Chandeleur Sound, east of the Mississippi River. Coast Guard crews responded and recovered all 3 passengers via...
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Jim Hanzo
July 31, 2019 - 8:51 pm
The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water in Bush Canal in Terrebonne Parish. A report to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans around 12 p.m. of a vessel without any passengers aboard. A good Samaritan reported seeing the vessel earlier in the morning with someone...
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USCG
Thomas Perumean
July 15, 2019 - 5:43 am
The United States Coast Guard was certainly busy during Hurricane Barry over the weekend on the sea and in the air. Rising waters in Isle de Jean Charles in Terrebonne Parish marooned four elderly people who had to be rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter. Coast Guard video shows one of those rescued...
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July 05, 2019 - 9:09 am
Authorities have found the body of a woman who had been missing after being struck by a boat while swimming in Lake Pontchartrain Thursday. The St. Tammany Sheriff's Office confirms the body was found in the lake just before 7 this morning. The beach had been closed as search teams consisting of...
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