Coast Guard suspends search for missing man, 25, in Christina River

5th Coast Guard District News
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday afternoon for a missing man in the Christina River in the vicinity of the Port of Wilmington.

Missing is Emanuel Gatling, 25.

An employee from Norfolk Dredging Company contacted Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Command Center watchstanders Tuesday at approximately 6:45 p.m. to report Gatling missing in the water.

The employee reported three crewmembers fell into the water after a crane barge capsized. The barge was attached to the dredge Essex. Two of the men resurfaced from the water while Gatling remains missing.

Three 25-foot Response Boat-Small crews from Coast Guard Station Philadelphia and local fireboat crews searched for Gatling.

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