Coast Guard searching for person in the water

Coast Guard Station St. Joseph 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty)

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty

NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near Panama City Beach, Florida.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 7:17 p.m. Friday of a person in the water at Panama City Beach struggling to return to shore.

The missing person was described as a 20-year-old white male with long black hair wearing black shorts.

Involved in the search are:

  • A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Panama City.
  • An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans.
  • The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Marlin.
  • An HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile.
  • Panama City Police Department.
  • Shore units and two helicopter crews from Bay County Sheriff’s Office.

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