Coast Guard rescues 2 from grounded vessel near Cape San Blas

Coast Guard rescues 2 from grounded vessel near Cape San Blas
NEW ORLEANS – A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued two fishermen from their grounded vessel about two miles south of Cape San Blas, Florida, Monday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report that the fishing vessel AC III grounded about two miles south of Cape San Blas and began listing to its port side. The AC III crew attempted to refloat the grounded vessel without success. The...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman off Alabama coast

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman off Alabama coast
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended its search for Benjamin Sorrells, crewman from the fishing vessel AC III, Saturday. Sorrells, 35, was reportedly leaning over the side when he slipped overboard. The AC III crew attempted multiple rescues of Sorrells. He was not wearing a life jacket at the time. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Ala., received the initial notification Thursday...

Coast Guard continues search for missing fisherman off Alabama coast

Coast Guard continues search for missing fisherman off Alabama coast
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard continues its search for a missing crewman from the fishing vessel AC III 58 miles south of Mobile Bay, Ala., Friday. Missing is Benjamin Sorrells, 35, who was reportedly leaning over the side when he slipped overboard Thursday evening. The AC III crew attempted multiple rescues of Sorrells. He was not wearing a life jacket at the time. Watchstanders with Coast Guard...

Coast Guard searching for 35-year-old fisherman off Alabama coast

Coast Guard searching for 35-year-old fisherman off Alabama coast
NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard rescue crews are searching for a missing crewman from the fishing vessel AC III, 58 miles south of Mobile Bay, Ala., Thursday evening. Benjamin Sorrells, 35, reportedly was leaning over side of the vessel when he slipped overboard wearing blue jeans without a life jacket. The crew of the AC III attempted to rescue Sorrells. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile received...