Coast Guard suspends search for missing sailor in Mobile Bay

Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter file photo

MOBILE –– The Coast Guard has suspended their search for the missing sailor near Mobile Bay, Thursday.

Response crews suspended their search at 7:30 p.m.

The Coast Guard and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency have continuously searched for more than 180 hours, covered more than 9,527 square-miles of water and 164 miles of shoreline.

“All of us that have been dedicated to this search effort since Saturday’s tragic events offer our sincerest condolences to all the impacted families,” said Captain Duke Walker, commander of Coast Guard Sector Mobile.

The active search is suspended pending further developments.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has assumed the lead for the recovery phase of this incident.

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