Coast Guard searching for missing teen off Ship Island

A Coast Guard HC-144 aircraft

USCG HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo

MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard, alongside U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the National Park Service, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, and Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, are searching for a 15-year old boy who went missing off Ship Island, Monday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile were notified at approximately 5:15 p.m. Sunday that the teenager was missing and in response dispatched the following assets to aid in the search:

  • A 45-foot Response Boat – Medium boat crew from Coast Guard Station Gulfport;
  • A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans;
  • A HC144-Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircraft crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile.

The boy was last seen drifting Northwest from Buoy 26 in the Gulfport ship Channel.

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