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United States Coast Guard
News Release
Thursday, October 05, 2017

Coast Guard responds to car entering water from bridge

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a car that entered the water from the Claiborne Avenue Bridge at mile marker 7 on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received the initial notification at 12:36 p.m. of a 4-door Jeep Cherokee with allegedly 3 people inside entering the water.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and a Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew at 12:37 p.m.

The MH-65 aircrew arrived on scene at 12:57 p.m. and lowered a rescue swimmer into the water. The rescue swimmer located the vehicle at 1:42 p.m.

Also involved in the search are:

  • New Orleans Police Department

  • New Orleans Emergency Services and Sonar Teams

  • Louisiana Divers

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