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Coast Guard is search for missing person near Grand Isle, Louisiana

Coast Guard is search for missing person near Grand Isle, Louisiana. MH-65 Dolphin Air Station New Orleans. MH-65C Dolphin.
Archive image: two Coast Guard MH-65C Dolphin helicopter crews from Air Station New Orleans get into position on Lake Pontchartrain during a training evolution, Jan. 17, 2012. The crewmembers train to sharpen the skills and gain experience needed to provide a fast response and efficient resolution to maritime emergencies.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann.

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and partners are in search for a person in the water near Grand Isle, Louisiana, Sunday.

Missing is Marvin Fuentes a 32-year-old from Metarie, Louisiana. Fuentes was wearing a white and blue stripped shirt and brown shorts.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 11:20 a.m. from family members that Fuentes went into the water in Grand Isle near the beach. Fuentes reportedly entered the water to assist his son in getting to shore, and after getting his son to shore, was not seen.

Coast Guard is search for missing person near Grand Isle, Louisiana. HC-144 Ocean Sentry ATC Mobile. HC-144A Ocean Sentry.
Archive image: the U. S. Coast Guard’s first national security cutter took to the sea on Friday, operating in concert with the service’s new maritime patrol aircraft, the Ocean Sentry HC-144A, and a newly re-engined MH-65C helicopter. The flagship in the Coast Guard’s first new class of large cutters in 25 years, Bertholf is the Coast Guard’s largest ever patrol cutter. The launch in Pascagoula, Miss., began four days of builder trials that will test the cutter’s systems and performance in advance of the Coast Guard formally accepting it later this spring, and commissioning the cutter for service this summer. Bertholf will be homeported in Alameda, Calif.
USCG photo by PAC Tom Sperduto.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 25-foot Response Boat-small boatcrew

Anyone with information on Fuentes’s whereabouts are asked to contact Coast Guard Sector New Orleans at (504) 365-2200.


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