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Coast Guard Ends Search For Man Missing From Cruise Ship On River

The Coast Guard has ended its search for a man overboard from the American Queen cruise ship near Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Thursday.

Rescue crews spent about 32 hours searching more than 100 miles of the Mississippi River.

The Coast Guard received a radio call just after 2 a.m. Wednesday from the crew of the American Queen about a man overboard. The ship started a rescue effort, and the Coast Guard closed part of the river to deep-draft commercial vessels.

The cruise ship left New Orleans on Nov. 29 and was scheduled to stop at two locations in Louisiana and two in Mississippi before arriving next week in Memphis.

The Coast Guard had help from several different agencies with the search, including the East and West Baton Rouge sheriff’s departments and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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