Coast Guard suspends search for man overboard near Baton Rouge

File photo of the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, La.
File photo of the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, La.(WAFB)
Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 11:38 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 2, 2021 at 5:39 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Officials with the U.S. Coast Guard say they have suspended their search for a man who went overboard near the LSU campus of the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge.

The search was called off around 12 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2.

The man fell from an American Queen Voyages vessel on Wednesday, Dec. 1, according to the Coast Guard.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a radio call at 2:03 a.m. from the crew stating a crewmember reportedly fell overboard and that they launched a man-overboard rescue boat crew.

The Coast Guard says rescue crews searched for more than 100 miles of the Lower Mississippi River for approximately 32 hours before the search was called off.

A spokesman with American Queen Voyages released the following statement on Wednesday, Dec. 1:

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