Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Fort Morgan, Alabama

USCG MH-65 File Photo

USCG MH-65 File Photo

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing swimmer near Fort Morgan, Alabama.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders were notified by the Gulf Shores Police Department conducting a shoreline search that a body was found matching the description of the missing male.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile initially received a report Friday from Baldwin County 911 at approximately 1:45 p.m. of a 19-year-old male struggling in the water approximately 40-yards off the beach on the Gulf side of Fort Morgan.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew
  • Coast Guard Aviation Training Center MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew
  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew
  • Coast Guard Aviation Training Center HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew
  • Coast Guard Cutter Seahorse
  • Fort Morgan Fire Rescue
  • Orange Beach Fire Rescue
  • Gulf Shore Life Guards
  • Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department

For more breaking news follow us on Twitter and Facebook. For recent photographs follow us on Flickr.

If you have any problems viewing this article, please report it here.