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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