Coast Guard searching for persons in the water in 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 searching for two people in the water in Mobile Bay, Alabama, Friday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 5:00 a.m. of a capsized fishing vessel approximately five miles south of the entrance to Mobile Bay.

A nearby Good Samaritan vessel rescued one passenger from the water in fair condition. Two passengers are still missing.


Currently involved in the search:

  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • Coast Guard Station Dolphin Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew
  • Alabama Marine Resources
  • Orange Beach Police Department


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