Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer

Coast Guard HC-144 file photo

Coast Guard HC-144 file photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing swimmer off the coast of Fort Morgan, Alabama, Tuesday.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a call from Baldwin County 9-1-1 at 5:30 p.m., Monday, of two individuals who reportedly entered the water to assist a person in distress. The person in distress made it back to shore, however, the two individuals who entered the water reportedly did not return to shore.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew at 5:53 p.m. and launched a HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew.

The boatcrew recovered the body of one of the swimmers. Search efforts are underway for the second swimmer.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew
  • Fort Morgan Fire and Rescue
  • Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office
  • Alabama Marine Resources

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