NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard crews and partners are in search for a missing person in the water in Vermilion Bay, Louisiana, today Friday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at about midnight Thursday of a vessel with two passengers that was overdue to return home.
A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew discovered the capsized vessel in Vermilion Bay, and located one survivor who had swam to a nearby rig. The survivor told the crew that the vessel had struck a submerged object, ejecting both passengers from the boat before capsizing.
The missing passenger is described as a 40-year-old caucasian male wearing khaki shorts and either white or grey shirt.