Coast Guard: 2 people possibly missing in Lake Pontchartrain

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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Two people are believed to be missing in Lake Pontchartrain, according to the United States Coast Guard.

A search began after a towing vessel reported that a 10-foot camouflage boat was overturned in the lake, roughly one mile east of the Causeway bridge. The person who reported this said he saw the same boat the day before around the same location, but with two people aboard it.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted in the search, in addition to a Coast Guard boat and helicopter.

For now, the Coast Guard has suspended their search and crews will determine on Thursday morning whether or not to keep looking.

No additional information is available at this time.

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