The search has been suspended for a 47-year-old woman who reportedly jumped off Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge in Luling.
Spokesman John Michelli said the U.S. Coast Guard had been searching for the woman, whose identity has not been released, near the bridge along Interstate 310 based on bystanders reporting she jumped off the bridge around 8:26 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 11). She is described as wearing a multi-colored shirt with black pants and weighing about 150 pounds.
Michelli said the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office reported an abandoned vehicle was at the bridge and was tracing the vehicle’s owner. He added the woman’s father told deputies she had talked about jumping off the bridge.
The search included an MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, a rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station New Orleans, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, and Bridge City Volunteer Fire & Rescue.