Coast Guard, local agencies search for unconfirmed person in the water

The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an unconfirmed person in the water, Saturday.  At approximately 4:20 a.m. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report of a 30-foot shrimp vessel on fire in Long Bay near Buras, Louisiana. It was reported that the vessel later sank in approximately 4-feet of water approximately one mile from Joshua Marina. A portion of the super structure is visible above water.  It is unknown if a person was aboard the vessel when it sank.  Anyone with information about the incident or the vessel is requested to contact Coast Guard Sector New Orleans at (504) 365-2200. link 13:18

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