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Press Release | Dec. 4, 2023

UPDATE: Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman

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

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search at roughly 5:30 p.m. Monday for a missing commercial fisherman roughly 138 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.

Crews searched more than 46 hours and over 2000 square miles.

Assets involved in the search were:

  • U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Training Center HC-144 Ocean Sentry
  • U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry
  • U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo
  • Good samaritan commercial fishing vessel Kenneth Cole

The Coast Guard suspended active search efforts after the probable search area was saturated with multiple assets and resources.

The incident is currently under investigation.

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