Coast Guard, local agencies search for a person in the water near Perdido Bay

Coast Guard 25-foot Response Boat-Small File Photo

Coast Guard 25-foot Response Boat-Small File Photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near Perdido Bay, Alabama.

Coast Guard Station Pensacola received a report from Escambia County Sheriff’s Office of a 20-foot pontoon boat that was beached near Ono Island at 7:19 p.m., Sunday. Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission located a man near the pontoon boat who reported that he was the owner of the vessel and that his approximately 50-year-old wife was missing.

He reported that at approximately 3:00 p.m. he entered the water to assist his wife who was struggling to swim. Then the vessel drifted away as he searched for her. He swam to shore and notified authorities his wife was missing.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Station Pensacola 25-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew
    Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
    Lower Alabama Search and Rescue
    Escambia County Search and Rescue
    Escambia Fire Department
    Escambia Sheriff’s OfficeAnyone with information that may help is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Mobile command center at (251) 441-6211.

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