Search for missing boaters in Mobile Bay to continue through night

HC-144MOBILE – The Coast Guard, Alabama Marine Resources, Alabama Marine Patrol and Mobile County Sheriff’s Department are continuing to search for at least five mariners throughout Sunday night.

The multi-agency responders will continue their search for survivors with both surface and air crews. Anyone with information regarding someone they think may be missing or knows of someone who was involved in the incident is encouraged to call 251-441-6602 or 251-441-6920.

“In a combined effort, multi-agency responders have covered more than 2,500 square miles searching for survivors and we will continue to do so tonight,” said Capt. Duke Walker, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Mobile. “We are very grateful for the continued assistance of state, local agencies and Good Samaritans who helped individuals in distress. Because of these combined efforts, over 40 people were rescued throughout this case.“

Searching today were:

  • An HC-144 Ocean Sentry crew.
  • An HH-60 Jayhawk crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile
  • An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans
  • Three 45-foot response boat-medium crews from Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island.
  • A 29-foot response boat-small crew from Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island
  • Two 87-foot Coast Guard patrol boat crews – the Coast Guard Cutters Stingray and Cobia.
  • Three Coast Guard 26-foot TANB aids to navigation boat crews
  • Three Alabama Marine Resources boat crews.
  • Four Alabama Marine Patrol boat crews.
  • Four Mobile County Sheriff’s Department flotilla crews.
  • One Coast Guard Auxiliary fixed wing aircraft crew.

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