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Search continues in Mississippi River for 3 missing miners

NEW ORLEANS, La. (KLFY) — Three miners disappeared in the Mississippi River near the Crescent City Connection Bridge in New Orleans.

According to coast guardtwo girls aged 14 and 8 and a 15-year-old boy were last seen Saturday just before sunset entering the water near the Crescent City Connection bridge.

Several media reports that the trio went underwater and did not resurface.

Several rescue agencies are searching for the miners, including members of the New Orleans Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, two Coast Guard Maritime Safety Teams, the crew of the Coast Guard Sawfish Coast and New Orleans Police and Fire Department.

As of 4 p.m. Sunday, the Coast Guard did not say whether or not their search had become a recovery effort.


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