Coast Guard rescues 8 boaters offshore Fort Morgan, Alabama

Published 6:37 am Monday, November 14, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued eight boaters from a vessel taking on water approximately 19 miles south of Fort Morgan, Alabama, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a mayday call over VHF channel 16 at 9 p.m. from a boater aboard a 58-foot recreational vessel taking on water with three adults and five minors aboard.

Sector Mobile watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew, a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew, and a Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew to search for and assist the boaters aboard the disabled vessel.

The HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew and MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew arrived on scene and located the boaters.

The MH-60 aircrew hoisted all eight boaters and transferred them to Mobile International Airport to awaiting emergency medical services.

All eight boaters were last reported in stable condition.

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