Search suspended for missing tugboat captain on the Mississippi River
New Orleans- After an 18 hour search, the Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing tugboat captain after a boat capsized in the Mississippi River Monday night.
Coast Guard crews searched approximately 158 square-nautical miles but were unable to find the missing person.
A helicopter from the Coast Guard Air Station in New Orleans and a boat crew from the Coast Guard Station in Venice surveyed the waterway for 18 hours.
Officials with the New Orleans sector say that the towing vessel went under around 8:12 p.m. near Myrtle Grove Fleet.
3 people were on board during the time of the incident.
Two people were recovered around 10:45 p.m.
The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Department’s marine assist crew is helping with the search.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.