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Press Release | Oct. 14, 2023

Coast Guard searching for missing man near Harahan, Louisiana 

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland Office: 504-671-2020 Cell: 618-225-9008


NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 56-year-old man near Harahan, Louisiana, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at approximately 3 a.m. Saturday from National Maintenance & Repair of Louisiana Inc. stating a worker went missing and had reportedly been working on a barge in the Lower Mississippi River near the Huey P. Long Bridge. 

Missing is Darrel Roberson, a 5-foot-9-inch 155-pound African American man, last seen wearing blue coveralls. A life jacket was found on the barge. 

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-foot Response Boat–Small crew to search. 

Anyone with information that may assist search efforts should contact Sector New Orleans at (504) 365-2209.

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