Search for missing firefighter enters 9th day

Jacob Lewis
Jacob Lewis

ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - The search for a missing Baton Rouge firefighter is now in its ninth day.

Jacob Lewis, 28, was last seen on the Belle River in Assumption Parish on Jan. 30.

Boats from several agencies are all on scene to assist in the search. Crews continue dragging the river bottom. They are also still using sonar equipment and divers.

This past Saturday would have made four years Lewis had been with the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

His wife said they were loading their boat back on the trailer after scouting areas to set crawfish traps when she noticed the boat adrift. She told authorities she then spotted her husband struggling in the water.

She said he was floating down the Intracoastal with his arms up and yelling for her to call 911.

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