NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is working with local agencies to look for a missing Slidell man whose boat sank Monday.
Mark Matherne’s boat was reported sunken about six miles southwest of Empire, Louisiana, a spokesperson with the U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland said.
The boat was found sunken around Shell Island Bay around 1:30 p.m.
The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are searching alongside the Coast Guard, which has deployed two boat crews and a helicopter aircrew to find Matherne.
If anyone has any information please contact the Coast Guard’s New Orleans sector command center at 504.365.2544.