Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in the water

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a possible person in the water at approximately 3:15 p.m., Saturday, pending any new developments.

The Coast Guard and crews from Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office searched for the person throughout Saturday morning. A Coast Guard Station Mayport boat crew and Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Ga., helicopter crew searched an area totaling 11 Square miles. The search area extended from the Mathews Bridge to the Brills Cut.

Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center were notified of the situation at approximately 6 a.m., Saturday by JSO. The Station Mayport crew arrived on scene at 7:04 a.m., Saturday. The helicopter crew arrived on scene at 8:30 a.m. Both Coast Guard crews concentrated their morning searches in an 11 square-mile area from the Mathews Bridge to the Brills Cut.

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