Coast Guard searching

August 23, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching the big brackish lake that borders New Orleans for the owner of an overturned boat.

A news release says the search began Wednesday night after Jefferson Parish authorities reported a white-hulled vessel capsized about a quarter-mile (0.4 kilometer) from a casino on Lake Pontchartrain (PONCH-uh-trane) in suburban Kenner.

Petty Officer Brandon Giles says the Coast Guard is also trying to trace the ownership of the 14-foot aluminum boat.

He says the boat was found about 15 feet (4.6 meters) from some rocks in the area.

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