Coast Guard suspends search for stowaways

MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for two male stowaways, Tuesday, in the Mobile River, near the McDuffy Coal Terminal, who went missing Monday, after reportedly jumping from a motor vessel.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from the Alabama State Port Authority at approximately 12:30 a.m., Tuesday, that two stowaways jumped from the motor vessel Crimson Tide at approximately 6 a.m, Monday.

The Coast Guard suspended its search at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Taking part in the search were:
An MH-65C rescue helicopter and crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans;
A 41-foot utility boat and crew from Coast Guard Station Dauphin, Ala.;
Alabama Marine Police;

“The Coast Guard worked closely with the Alabama Marine Police in conducting an extensive search for the stowaways for more than eight hours,” said Lt. j.g. Adam Reckley, command duty officer for Coast Guard Sector Mobile.

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