Coast Guard concludes search for missing person near West Ship Island

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

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NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard concluded the search for a missing person near West Ship Island near Gulfport, Mississippi, Wednesday.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources located the body of the missing person and transported the body to a nearby coroner’s office.

Coast Guard Station Gulfport watchstanders received a notification at 6:48 a.m. from the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources of an unmanned vessel that had ran ashore near Gulfport Harbor with an active motor, Tuesday.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Station Gulfport 45-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew
  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew
  • Coast Guard Cutter Brant
  • Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
  • Harrison County Sheriff’s office

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