Coast Guard suspends search for missing crew member off Louisiana

The Coast Guard has called off its search for a missing crew member near Port Sulfur, Louisiana. The search, which lasted about 11.5 hours, covered an area of ​​about 220 square miles.

The New Orleans Coast Guard Sector reports the search was initiated after they received a notification from the crew boat at 12 noon Wednesday Mr. Fred about the missing crew member.

In response, the Coast Guard issued an urgent marine information broadcast and deployed a Coast Guard New Orleans 29-foot strike boat with small boat crew, a 45-foot Coast Guard Venice strike boat with medium boat crew, and a new Coast Guard Air Station Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter crew to search for the missing crew member.

Despite extensive search efforts, the missing crew member was not found and the Coast Guard made the difficult decision to suspend the search.

“Suspending a search is a difficult decision that is never taken lightly,” said Cmdr. Anna Hart, coordinator of a search and rescue mission in the New Orleans sector. “This search has required close coordination with state and local partners and we appreciate their support. We extend our condolences to family and friends at this difficult time.”

The Coast Guard has not released any information about the missing crew member or the circumstances surrounding their disappearance.

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