BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY) — The Coast Guard, along with local and state responders are searching for a mariner who went missing after his vessel took on water near Baton Rogue, Wednesday evening. 

Officials say they are searching for a Black man last seen in the water near mile marker 232 on the Lower Mississippi River. 

The unidentified male was without a life jacket when he disappeared, authorities said.

Rescue crews searching are:

  • A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew
  • A Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-foot Response Boat – Small boatcrew
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries 
  • East Baton Rogue Sheriffs Office