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

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