Coast Guard responds to reports of multiple missing persons and capsized vessels near Mobile Bay

The Coast Guard is responding to reports of several missing people and capsized vessels near Mobile Bay, Saturday.  Coast Guard Sector Mobile received the report at approximately 4:30 p.m. that a sailing regatta in Mobile Bay was struck by severe weather causing multiple vessels to capsize leaving multiple people on the water.  Coast Guard Sector Mobile responded by deploying the following assets:

• Two 45-foot response boat – Medium crews from Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island.

• Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans.

• An HC-144 Ocean Sentry and HH-60 Jayhawk crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile.

This is a developing story that we are following and will release details as they become available.



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