Coast Guard ends search for 3 missing kids in Mississippi River

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The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its hunt Sunday for 3 missing children adjacent the Crescent City Connection Bridge successful New Orleans. The 2 teenagers and 8-year-old were past seen entering the Mississippi River Saturday evening conscionable earlier sunset.

The household told WWLTV that 14-year-old Brandy Wilson and her 15-year-old fellow took her 8-year-old sister, Ally Wilson, and her 5-year-old member to the parkland astatine the ft of the span to springiness her ma "a break."  

The hunt continues for 8-year-old Ally Wilson and 14-year-old Brandy Wilson. They were pulled into the Mississippi River Saturday evening on with Brandy’s 15-year-old boyfriend. pic.twitter.com/n2c5Z5Vjly

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Brandy and Ally's mother, Octavia Wilson, told the presumption that Brandy fell into the stream and past her sister and the 15-year-old lad went successful to rescue her. All 3 children were pulled down by the existent and haven't been seen since.

The 5-year-old ran location to get help, Octavia Wilson told the station.

"I request my kids. They cognize I request them," she said. "My girl said she was trying to springiness maine a break. I don't request a break. I request my children." 

"The determination to suspend immoderate hunt and rescue lawsuit is ne'er casual but considering the extended hunt efforts of our Coast Guard men and women, successful conjunction with different effect agencies, I've made the hard determination to suspend our progressive hunt for the 3 children," Capt. Kelly Denning, Coast Guard Sector New Orleans commander, said successful a statement. "Our prayers are with the families during this hard time."

WDSU-TV reported that arsenic the Coast Guard began looking for the children astatine dusk, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority suspended work of its Algiers-Canal Street ferry, hoping to wide the hunt area. Service remained suspended done Sunday morning.

Rescue crews, including New Orleans constabulary and occurrence departments, searched much than 93 miles on the Mississippi River with a combined 55 full hours.

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