Water Safety

Sipa USA
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
June 28, 2019 - 10:47 pm
Three boaters are safe after crews pulled them from the water in coastal St. Bernard Parish. "The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of three people whose boat capsized in Alligator Pass in Delacroix," according to a news release. "Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report...
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Sipa USA
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
June 24, 2019 - 10:09 am
Crews are looking for a man missing after going swimming in Lake Salvador in the Lafitte / Barataria area. "The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water at Lake Salvador, Louisiana," according to a news release. "Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 6:50 p.m...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 08, 2018 - 6:33 am
A positive ID is pending on the body of a woman pulled from the lake. "The NOPD and Wildlife & Fishers have recovered the body of an adult female subject in Lake Pontchartrain," according to a news release. "A boater observed a body in the water about a 1/2 mile north of the westpoint and...
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July 06, 2017 - 10:58 am
(WWL.com) Louisiana had the second highest rate of drownings in the nation from 2013 to 2015 with 71 children dying, according to the state Department of Health. Michelli says instruct children to swim with a partner, never alone. She also adds, keep toys out of the pool area when it’s not in use...
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David Blake
June 27, 2017 - 12:50 pm
Days of frantic searching in the Tangipahoa River came to a tragic end this morning, with the discovery of the body of a missing a 9-year-old girl. ''It's not the ending we had hoped for and it's truly a nightmare for any family that has to endure this,'' said Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office...
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