Coast Guard, local agencies searching for persons in the water in Mobile Bay, Alabama

The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for two people in the water in Mobile Bay, Alabama, Friday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 5:00 a.m. of a capsized fishing vessel approximately five miles south of the entrance to Mobile Bay.

A nearby Good Samaritan vessel rescued one passenger from the water in fair condition. Two passengers are still missing.

Currently involved in the search:
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
Coast Guard Station Dolphin Island Rescue Boat-Medium 45-ft boat crew
Alabama Marine Resources
Orange Beach Police Department


U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
Office: (504) 671-2020
After Hours: (618) 225-9008
Eighth District online newsroom