Coast Guard suspends search for three people near Memphis

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans

USCG MH-65 File Photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended its search for three people on the Lower Mississippi River near Memphis, Tenn., Thursday.

Coast Guard crews and local agencies searched approximately 507 square miles for 35 hours with negative results for the unconfirmed people in the water.

Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a MAYDAY broadcast at 7:04 p.m. Tuesday stating three people aboard a jon boat hit a submerged object and began taking on water near mile marker 774 on the Lower Mississippi River.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew
  • Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew
  • Tipton County Sheriff’s Office marine unit
  • Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office marine unit
  • Blytheville Emergency marine unit
  • Shelby County Sheriff’s Office patrol unit
  • Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office marine unit
  • Memphis Police Department helicopter

Related Posts

Comments are closed.