The U.S. Coast Guard and multiple other agencies search for two missing boaters in St. Tammany Parish this morning.
A media release says Ted Roach and Jennifer Lingoni left Salt Bayou near Slidell in a yellow skiff about 1:00 p.m. They were due to be back about a half hour later but never returned to harbor.
Anyone with information on the two people or skiff is requested to contact Coast Guard Sector New Orleans at (504) 365-2209.
STPSO released the following:
Members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office resumed their search Monday morning (June 8) for two missing boaters.
Ted Roach, 35, and Jennifer Lingoni, 31, left out of Salt Bayou near the Rigolets in Slidell at approximately 1 p.m. Sunday (June 7). They were in a 20-foot skiff with a light-colored top and a 90 horse power Yamaha outboard.
As Tropical Storm Cristobal was approaching the Louisiana coastline, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday, that the two boaters had not returned as planned.
The STPSO Marine Division, assisted by U.S. Coast Guard and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries personnel, searched until dark on Sunday. At which time, the conditions on the lake became too dangerous, and the search was suspended until morning.
The Coast Guard helicopter searched through the night with no sight of the vessel, and STPSO Marine units resumed their search at first light on Monday morning.
Anyone with information about the location of the boat or the two individuals is asked to call 911.