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Coast Guard searching Lake Pontchartrain after finding capsized vessel

Posted: 10:50 PM, Aug 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-22 23:52:09-04

The Coast Guard reports that they are searching for the owner of a capsized vessel reported in Lake Pontchartrain, Wednesday evening.

The Coast Guard says it received a report at 7:30 p.m. from Jefferson Parish Police Department about a white-hulled vessel capsized a quarter mile east of Treasure Chest Casino in Lake Pontchartrain.

It is unclear if the owner of the boat is believed to be in the waters of Lake Pontchartrain. Crews are searching the area.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew
  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • Kenner Police Department