Coast Guard identifies man missing in Boudreaux Canal

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The Coast Guard has identified a person missing in Boudreaux Canal on Sunday evening.


Jimmy Garcia, 49, described as a Hispanic man, was last seen wearing boxers and not wearing a life jacket.


Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report around 2 p.m. from the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office that a man had entered the Boudreaux Canal and failed to resurface.


The following were involved in the search for the missing person:

• Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew
• Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 24-foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water boat crew
• Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Dulac 26-foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat boat crew
• Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office


At press time for this article, Garcia is still missing.


UPDATE: Coast Guard suspends search.



IMAGE: The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol, Houma Police Department and other agencies assist in the search for a missing individual in the waters of the Boudreaux Canal Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. PHOTO CREDIT: James Loiselle for TPSO