Search called off for pajama-clad man missing in Mississippi River

Published 4:05 pm Monday, August 19, 2019

The Coast Guard has called off the search for a pajama-clad man seen entering the Mississippi River.

The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports that the search has concluded.

A spokesman for the Coast Guard told the news outlet that rescue teams couldn’t find any sign of the man.

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Authorities said the man had reportedly entered the water Saturday night from a walkway near the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Coast Guard officials were unsure if he fell into the water.

The man, described as being in his mid-60s, was seen wearing pajamas with a white shirt.