Coast Guard Searching for Overdue Sailors in Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for two missing sailors reportedly aboard a 35-foot sailboat, the Fly Away, today, in the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway between Clearwater, Fla. and Corpus Christi, Texas.

The wife of Charles Dagget, contacted the Coast Guard on Monday reporting that her husband and friend, Thomas Edwards, were overdue to arrive in Corpus Christi.

The vessel is a 35-foot Pearson sailboat with the Alabama registration number AL1644AG. The boat has a maroon hull with white superstructure and white sails.

Searching are:

  • A HU-25 Falcon rescue jetcrew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla.
  • A HC-130 search plane from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla.
  • A HU-25 Falcon rescue jetcrew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Ala.
  • A C-130 Hercules plane from Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.
  • ¬†Various smallboat crews from Coast Guard Stations: Gulf Port, Miss., Pascagoula, Miss., Dauphin Island, Ala., Destin, Fla., Panama City, Fla., Pensacola, Fla.

If anyone has any information on the boaters’ whereabouts, they are asked to call Eighth Coast Guard District Command Center at (504) 589-6225 or on marine VHF radio channel 16.

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