United States Coast Guard - 8th District Heartland

01/11/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/11/2019 20:45

Update 2: Coast Guard suspends search for two people near Mobile Bay, Alabama

News Release

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

Update 2: Coast Guard suspends search for two people near Mobile Bay, Alabama

NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard suspended the search for two people near Mobile Bay, Alabama, Friday.

Missing are Floyd Nelson, 85-years-old, and David Stadman, 40-years-old.

The Coast Guard suspended the search at 2:30 p.m. after searching approximately 2,061 square nautical miles over a 42-hour period.

Involved in the search was:

- Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter air crew

- Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew

- Coast Guard Cutter Manowar boatcrew

- Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry air crew

- Mobile County Sheriff's Flotilla

- Daphne Search and Rescue

- Mobile Police Department

- Alabama Marine Resources

'Suspending a search is a difficult decision that we never take lightly,' said Capt. Malcolm McLellan, Coast Guard Sector Mobile. 'Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones affected by this incident.'

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