Coast Guard Continues Search For Missing Contractor

Coast Guard Continues Search For Missing Contractor

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With choppers in the air and boats in the water the US Coast Guard is searching for one person--a BAE Systems employee described as a black man in his 40's who fell into the water and without a life vest.

 

"The current and the high winds it's pretty difficult to maneuver in this type of weather," says USCG Enforcement Officer Torry James.  After the Triumph broke loose Wednesday afternoon the Coast Guard says two men fell into the water.  One was inside a demolished guard shack and the other was working dockside.   The man in the shack was rescued and they're still looking for the other victim.  At the height of today's search there were four boats as well as two dolphin helicopters from the Coast Guard.  They were joined by boats from Mobile Police  and  Mobile Fire Rescue.  Divers from the sheriff's office were also involved.  The Coast Guard was back in action today much like it was nearly two months ago as the cruise ship Triumph lurched back to shore after being stranded at sea.  Stopping a rogue cruise ship is a little unusual. 

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