NBC33 Update: Coast Guard calls off search for missing LSU graduate

NBC33 Update: Coast Guard calls off search for missing LSU graduate

POSTED: Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 10:48pm

UPDATED: Friday, December 3, 2010 - 10:21am

This is an NBC33 News update -- The US Coast Guard has called off the search for the LSU graduate missing in the Pacific Ocean since last weekend. 

 The de Brueys family has contacted state representatives to see if they might be able to keep the search going. Twenty-two year old James de Brueys went missing last weekend. He was on a boat off the Marshall Islands with three other people when he disappeared. The US Coast Guard found the boat and the bodies of two of the passengers on board with de Brueys. We'll continue to keep you updated with latest information on this story as we learn more.

BATON ROUGE, La (WVLA) -- The Coast Guard has called off the search for the LSU graduate, but his family refuses to give up. 

Twenty-two-year-old James de Brueys went missing Thanksgiving weekend. He was on a boat with three other people off the coast of the Marshall Islands when he disappeared. The US Coast Guard found his boat and the bodies of two other passengers on board. 

Brother, Steven de Brueys, posted the most recent information on a Facebook group dedicated to his older brother. In the post, he says, "the Coast Guard has called off the search. We are doing everything within our power to convince them otherwise by going through Bobby Jindal and Mary Landrieu." 

Friends and family will be holding a fundraiser in James' honor on December 10th. For more information, check out this Facebook page. 

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