Coast Guard suspends search for reported person in the water near Dauphin Island

USCG MH-65 File Photo

USCG MH-65 File Photo

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Wednesday.

The Coast Guard and other agencies searched 10 square-nautical miles for approximately 4 hours without identifying any signs of distress.

There were no correlating reports of missing people near the search area.

Watchstanders received a report at 12:20 p.m. of a person approximately a half-mile from West End Public Beach in distress.

Involved in the search were:

  • A 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island
  • An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans
  • A boatcrew from the Alabama Marine Resources Division
  • Members from the local fire department

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