Coast Guard suspends search for two people near Mobile Bay, Alabama

Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo

Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended the search for two people near Mobile Bay, Alabama, Friday.

Missing are Floyd Nelson, 85-years-old, and David Stadman, 40-years-old.

The Coast Guard suspended the search at 2:30 p.m. after searching approximately 2,061 square nautical miles over a 42-hour period.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter air crew
  • Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew
  • Coast Guard Cutter Manowar boatcrew
  • Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry air crew
  • Mobile County Sheriff’s Flotilla
  • Daphne Search and Rescue
  • Mobile Police Department
  • Alabama Marine Resources

“Suspending a search is a difficult decision that we never take lightly,” said Capt. Malcolm McLellan, Coast Guard Sector Mobile. “Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones affected by this incident.”


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