Coast Guard Suspends Search

Coast Guard Suspends Search

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 The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico.
35-year old Benjamin Sorrells of Panama City, Florida slipped over the side of the fishing vessel AC III early Thursday evening.
Sorrells was reportedly leaning over the rail when he slipped and fell into the water, about 60 miles south of Mobile Bay.
Sorrells was not wearing a life jacket.
Coast Guard aircrews from Mobile and New Orleans were joined by the cutter Stingray and 3 other vessels in the search.
They covered nearly 2,000 square miles.
In a press release, Commander Eric King of Coast Guard Sector Mobile said "We offer our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Sorrells. The Coast Guard would like to remind all boaters, whether recreational or commercial, the importance of wearing your life jacket."
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