Coast Guard searching for a person in the water near Port St. Joe

A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium

USCG File Photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near Port St. Joe, Florida, Wednesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report Tuesday at 7:35 p.m. from Gulf County Sheriff’s Office of a jet skier who went into the water and didn’t resurface after a collision between a jet ski and a boat.

Missing is 19-year-old Henrey Alexander Wise VI, described as a white male approximately 170 pounds wearing blue swim trunks.

Involved in the search are:

  • A Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Panama City
  • Three marine units from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • A helicopter crew from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • A helicopter crew from Bay County Sheriff’s Office
  • Members from Gulf County Sheriff’s Office

Anyone with information about the missing person is requested to contact Coast Guard Sector Mobile at (251) 441-6211.

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