Update: Coast Guard, local agencies search for a person in the water in Mobile Bay, Alabama

The Coast Guard and local agencies are continuing their search for a person in the water in Mobile Bay, Alabama, Friday.

Of the three mariners reportedly aboard the commercial fishing vessel when it sank, one crewmember was rescued by a Good Samaritan vessel earlier and another was found deceased by rescue divers. The other crewmember has yet to be found.

Currently involved in the search:
Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island Response Boat-Small boat crew
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin-Helicopter crew
Daphne Search and Rescue
Alabama Department of Marine Resources
Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
Fort Morgan Search and Rescue Divers
Fort Morgan Park Rangers
Bon Secour Fire Department
Mobile Marine Police
Coast Guard Cutter Ridley
North Baldwin Sheriff’s Search and Rescue
Mobile Sheriff Flotilla
Coast Guard Air Station Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew

Anyone with information that may help is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Mobile command center at (251) 441-6211.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.


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