Candlelight vigil for missing mariner

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The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that they’ve called off the search for the three missing mariners whose vessel sunk on Sunday near Louisiana.

Friends and family gathered for a candlelight vigil tonight at the Washington Street Pier in Bay St. Louis all to remember Shawn Pucheu.

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A husband, father, and grandfather, Pucheu is one of three mariners still missing.

Pucheu’s nephew, Cody Summers, organized the vigil, hoping to show others just how great of a man Pucheu was. “He was such a great role model for me and I was very close to him. Me and brother were very close to him, we were like his sons. I just felt like I needed to do something to honor him and let people know he was such a great man.”

According to Summers, the U.S. Coast Guard doesn’t have plans to resume the search until Fall 2020.