Coast Guard suspends its search for missing fisherman off Dauphin Island

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NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing fisherman 70 miles south of Dauphin Island, Alabama, Monday.

Response crews covered more than 655 square miles during the search for Carlos Ramirez Regaldo, 33, after receiving a report from crewmembers of the fishing vessel Scatterbrain that Regaldo fell overboard from the vessel at 7:30 p.m., Sunday.

Participating in the search were Coast Guard crews and assets from the Coast Guard Cutter Cobia, Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama and Coast Guard Sector Mobile.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mr. Regaldo,” said Trip Rizzo of Coast Guard Sector Mobile. “The men and women of the Coast Guard are deeply committed to the preservation of life at sea and it’s always a bitter disappointment to us when we’re unable to bring someone home safely.

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