Coast Guard ends search for person in water near West Ship Island, Mississippi

Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

USCG MH-65 File Photo

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard ended its search for a person who jumped off a boat near West Ship Island, Mississippi, Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a report at 10:30 a.m. from Mississippi Department of Marine Resources that a body had been recovered matching the description of the missing person.

The Coast Guard searched approximately 108 square-nautical miles for approximately 22 hours.

Involved in the search were:

  • An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans
  • A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Gulfport
  • The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Manowar
  • Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
  • National Park Service

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