Coast Guard searches for man who fell into Mississippi River

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The Coast Guard is searching for the captain of a freight vessel who fell into the Mississippi River in Louisiana.

Media outlets report that the Coast Guard began its search for Capt. Ambarish Parekh at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The Coast Guard says Parekh was last seen wearing a blue shirt and long pants with a personal flotation device.

Parekh was attempting to board the freight vessel African Raptor from a crew boat and fell off a ramp that was connecting the two vessels near Donaldsonville.

The Coast Guard asks anyone with information to contact the Sector New Orleans Command Center at (504) 365-2209.