Coast Guard searching Lake Barre for man who jumped overboard

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NEW ORLEANS – On Thursday morning, the Coast Guard announced they are searching for a person in the water in Lake Barre.

At approximately 9:28 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol units were dispatched to Lake Barre southeast of Cocodrie, in connection with a report of a missing shrimp boat crewman.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 9 p.m. Wednesday evening of a who had jumped off the commercial fishing vessel Miss Sue.

Upon arrival Water Patrol deputies made contact with the captain of the vessel, “Miss Sue,” who confirmed that the individual, a 36-year-old male, had jumped from the boat.

The search began and lasted through the night.

As of 11:00 a.m. the search was on-going with three water patrol boats actively involved.

Boaters in the area are asked to keep a sharp lookout for signs of the missing crewman and to monitor Coast Guard channels 16 and 21-A on their VHF radios.

Anyone with information may also call the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 876-250

Involved in the search:

  • Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 24-foot Rescue Boat-Small boat crew
  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew
  • Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
  • Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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