Coast Guard searching for two people overdue near Mobile Bay

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 and local agencies are searching for two people aboard an overdue vessel in Mobile Bay, Alabama, Wednesday.

Missing are Floyd Nelson, 85-years-old, and David Stadman, 40-years-old.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 6:30 p.m. of an overdue 22-foot white Jon boat with both men aboard.

A family member of one of the two men reported the men were planning to fish between the Theodore Ship Channel and Gaillard Island Tuesday evening and were supposed to return by 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Involved in the search is:

  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter air crew
  • Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew
  • Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry air crew
  • Mobile County Sheriff’s Flotilla
  • Daphne Search and Rescue
  • Mobile Police Department
  • Alabama Marine Resources

Anyone with information about the two men and overdue vessel is requested to contact Coast Guard Sector Mobile at (251) 441-6211.

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