Coast Guard continues search for person in Mobile Bay

Coast Guard Cutter Ridley file photo

Coast Guard Cutter Ridley file photo

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and local agencies are continuing their search for a person in the water in Mobile Bay, Alabama, Friday.

Of the three mariners reportedly aboard the commercial fishing vessel when it sank, one crewmember was rescued by a Good Samaritan vessel earlier and another was found deceased by rescue divers. The other crewmember has yet to be found.

Currently involved in the search:

  • Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island Response Boat-Small boat crew
  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew
  • Daphne Search and Rescue
  • Alabama Department of Marine Resources
  • Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
  • Fort Morgan Search and Rescue Divers
  • Fort Morgan Park Rangers
  • Bon Secour Fire Department
  • Mobile Marine Police
  • Coast Guard Cutter Ridley
  • North Baldwin Sheriff’s Search and Rescue
  • Mobile Sheriff Flotilla
  • Coast Guard Air Station Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew

Anyone with information that may help is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Mobile command center at (251) 441-6211.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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