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Coast Guard and local agencies searching for a person near Alligator Point, Florida

MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans,
Archive image: an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans approaches a 41-foot response boat from U.S. Coast Guard Station New Orleans on Lake Pontchartrain, during a SAR demonstration.
U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class Elizabeth Bordelon.

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are searching for a person in the water near Alligator Point, Florida, Monday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday, from FWC that they discovered a partially submerged 49-foot vessel located approximately 4 nautical miles south of Alligator point, Florida.

Members of Coast Guard Station Panama City located two of the three people early Monday after searching over night. One of the crewmembers located was found unresponsive and the other was taken to a local hospital by EMS.

MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter pilot at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater.
Archive image: an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter pilot at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew
  • Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter aircrew
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Coast Guard Station Panama City 25-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew
  • Coast Guard Station Panama City 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew

If anyone has any information please contact the Sector Mobile command center at (251) 441-5976.​

-USCG-

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