Coast Guard Locates Missing Fishermen

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard located two fishermen in the Chandeleur Sound today after they were reported overdue by the wife of one of the fishermen.

Coast Guard Station Gulfport received a call at 10:20 a.m. yesterday from the wife of Michael Wilson, 31, reporting that he and his friend, Eugene Habisreicinger, 26, had not returned home from a fishing trip.

The Coast Guard launched an HU-25 Falcon crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center, and a 41-foot small boat crew from Coast Guard Station Gulfport to help locate the men.

At approximately 8:45 a.m. the crew of the Falcon spotted the men and contacted them via a radio they dropped on their location.

The fishermen had been stranded due to a seized engine and were towed into Bay St. Louis by a Good Samaritan.

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