Coast Guard searching for person in water in the Tombigbee River

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 is searching for a person in the water in the Tombigbee River near McIntosh, Alabama, Friday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report Thursday at 8:55 p.m. of a vessel with two people aboard that grounded in the Tombigbee River. An 87-year-old man was reported to have gone into the water due to the incident.

The other person received a leg injury and was transported by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to the University of South Alabama Medical Center in stable condition.

Sector watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to assist in the search.

Involved in the search are:

  • An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans
  • Members from McIntosh Police Department
  • Members from McIntosh Search and Rescue
  • The McIntosh game warden
  • Members from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
  • Members from Washington County Sheriff’s Office
  • Local volunteers

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