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Press Release | Dec. 2, 2023

Coast Guard searching for 35-year-old fisherman

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

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a 35-year-old fisherman Saturday, who fell overboard from the commercial fishing vessel Miss Winnie roughly 138 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.

Coast Guard District Eight watchstanders received a report around 2:00 a.m. from the vessel Kenneth Cole, that the vessel Miss Winnie reported a person falling overboard.

Coast Guard District Eight watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew, a Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew and the Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo.

Watchstanders have also been transmitting an urgent marine information broadcast to mariners.

The Coast Guard will continue to monitor severe weather conditions in the area and search as weather conditions permit.

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