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. 

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