Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water

A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium

USCG File Photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended the search for a person in the water near Port St. Joe, Florida, at 3:39 p.m., Wednesday.

The Coast Guard searched approximately 7 square nautical miles for approximately nine hours.

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.

Involved in the search were:

  • 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
  • Members from Wewahitchka Search and rescue

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

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