NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search, Saturday, for a person in the water in Mobile Bay, Alabama.
The Coast Guard and local agencies began searching Friday after watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report of a capsized boat in Mobile Bay.
Coast Guard crews searched an area of 1,152 square nautical miles over the course of 29 hours but were unable to locate the missing crewmember.
Involved in the search were:
- Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island Response Boat-Medium boat crew
- Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin-Helicopter crew
- Daphne Search and Rescue
- Alabama Department of Marine Resources
- Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
- Fort Morgan Search and Rescue Divers
- Fort Morgan Park Rangers
- Bon Secour Fire Department
- Mobile Marine Police
- Coast Guard Cutter Ridley
- North Baldwin Sheriff’s Search and Rescue
- Mobile Sheriff Flotilla
- Coast Guard Air Station Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew
Previous Coast Guard press release
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for two people in the water in Mobile Bay, Alabama, Friday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 5:00 a.m. of a capsized fishing vessel approximately five miles south of the entrance to Mobile Bay.
A nearby Good Samaritan vessel rescued one passenger from the water in fair condition. Two passengers are still missing.
Currently involved in the search:
- Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
- Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island Rescue Boat-Medium 45-ft boat crew
- Alabama Marine Resources
- Orange Beach Police Department