Coast Guard searching for missing Port Allen canoer

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching along the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge for a missing Port Allen canoer last seen Friday leaving a concert in downtown Baton Rouge.

Kevin “Rooster” Guy told a band member at 11:30 p.m. Friday that he was going to ride his bicycle back to his canoe, docked on the Mississippi River, and row back to Port Allen, according to a Coast Guard news release.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter stationed in New Orleans and a marine safety unit stationed in Baton Rouge were sent to look for him but had no luck, the release says. The helicopter searched a 180-mile area beginning in Port Allen and heading south while the marine safety unit covered 22 miles in a small boat near Baton Rouge.

Anyone with information regarding Guy’s location is asked to contact the Coast Guard in New Orleans at (504) 365-2200.