NEW ORLEANS– The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a person in the water near Empire, Louisiana, Monday.
That man has been identified as Mark Matherne of Slidell.
The Coast Guard received a call of a sunken vessel, southwest of Empire, Louisiana.
The boat was located in the vicinity of Shell Island Bay.
The Coast Guard has deployed a Dolphin Helicopter aircrew, a 29-foot response boat and a 24-foot special purpose craft to search for Matherne.
They are being assisted by the State Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office.