The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a person in the water near Baton Rouge.
The Coast Guard searched approximately 30 square miles for about 9 hours for a man who entered the Mississippi River on Saturday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department that a man was seen entering the river at about 7 a.m. Saturday.
Involved in the search were:
- Coast Guard Station New Orleans Response Boat – Small II boatcrew
- Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew
- East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department
- Baton Rouge Police Department