Coast Guard ends search for missing 17-year-old

USCG MH-65 File Photo

USCG MH-65 File Photo

NEW ORLEANS – The 17-year-old male who was reported missing near Mobile Bay, Alabama, was located safely by the Coast Guard, Wednesday.

A Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew recovered the missing person, Parker Morgan, at 6:27 a.m. after a Good Samaritan located him on Little Sand Island, Mobile, Alabama.

The boat crew towed the personal watercraft to a boat ramp.

Morgan was reported in good health.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification of a distress call via cell phone at 8:54 p.m. Tuesday explaining that Morgan was on a 2017 red and blue personal watercraft that had run aground and become disabled south of the I-10 bridge, two nautical miles from shore in Mobile Bay. Morgan was reported to be wearing his life jacket.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew
  • Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed wing crew
  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew
  • Daphne search and rescue
  • North Baldwin Sheriff’s search and rescue
  • Fairhope Fire Department

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