Coast Guard continues search for two people near Mobile Bay, Alabama

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are continuing to search for two people near Mobile Bay, Alabama.

Missing are Floyd Nelson, 85-years-old, and David Stadman, 40-years-old.

The 20-foot white fishing vessel the men were reported to be on was located at approximately 12:30 p.m. on the west side of Gaillard Island capsized. The search for the two men is still ongoing.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday from a family member that the men were planning to travel between the Theodore Ship Channel and Gaillard Island Tuesday afternoon and were supposed to return by 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter air crew
  • Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew
  • Mobile County Sheriff’s Department
  • Baldwin Search and Rescue

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

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