Coast Guard searching for missing man near Ono Island

NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard and local authorities are searching for a missing man today, near Ono Island Ala.

Missing is Charles Michael Kopf, 53-year old of Orange Beach, Ala.

The Alabama Marine Police (AMP) found Kopf’s 16-foot blue and white fiberglass boat adrift with the radio turned on, on the Ono River south of Ono Island at approximately 12:30 p.m. and later found his truck running at the Ono Island Marina.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Mobile was notified of the case at approximately 3 p.m. and launched a 25-foot rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Pensacola, Fla. and an HH-65C rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Charles M. Kopf should call the Search and Rescue Controller at Coast Guard Sector Mobile at 251-441-6211.

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