Coast Guard ends search for missing person near Cat Island

Coast Guard Cutter StingrayNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has ended the search for a man missing near Cat Island, Mississippi, after his body was found Monday.

A Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel located the body, and Mississippi Department of Marine Resources recovered it and transferred it to shore where a Mississippi Coroner positively identified the body as the missing person in the water.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report of a missing 45-year-old male wearing a pink muscle shirt and shorts at 5:21 p.m., Saturday.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Station Gulfport 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew
  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • Coast Guard Cutter Stingray crew
  • Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
  • Gulfport Fire Department
  • Daphne Search and Rescue

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