- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says it has called off a search for a tugboat crewman along the Mississippi River west of New Orleans.

A news release Tuesday says the search began Monday and covered about 136 square miles over 15 hours.

The Coast Guard says the crew of the tug Miss Courtney reported the man missing late Sunday, saying he’d last been seen about 11:15 p.m.

Two Coast Guard aircraft, a Coast Guard boat and a New Orleans Port Authority boat searched a 54-mile stretch from Waggaman west to White Castle.

The Coast Guard did not release the man’s name.

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