Coast Guard personnel joined state and St. Bernard Parish authorities in searching for an 11-year-old girl who went missing after a boating accident near Shell Beach on Saturday.
The Coast Guard received a call from the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office around 5:40 p.m. that two boats collided about a half a mile north of Frank Campo’s Marina near Shell Beach, according to a news release.
The girl was ejected from a boat in the crash, the Coast Guard release says.
Officials said she was not wearing a life jacket at the time.
Crews were using a helicopter and 25-foot boat, among other resources, to find the girl, the release says.
Agents from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and deputies with the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office also joined in the search.