Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters offshore Dauphin Island, Alabama
Published 6:27 am Wednesday, November 9, 2022
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued three boaters from a stranded vessel approximately 50 miles south of Dauphin Island, Alabama, Monday.
Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a call at 5:22 p.m. from a concerned family member of three boaters, two adults and one minor, aboard a 28-foot recreational vessel who were overdue returning to port.
Sector Mobile watchstanders coordinated the launch of Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew and the launch of Coast Guard Station Panama City 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew to search for the boaters.
The aircrew located the missing boaters and their vessel but were unable to make contact. The RB-M boatcrew arrived on scene and transported the boaters and their vessel back to port.