UPDATE: Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Dauphin Island

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UPDATE (1/24) — The Coast Guard says they have suspended their search for a person who went missing aboard the vessel Star Aquila Friday.

Coast Guard crews searched over 1,049 square-nautical miles for approximately 40 hours but were unable to find the missing person. 

NEW ORLEANS (WKRG) — The Coast Guard is searching for one person who went missing aboard the vessel Star Aquila, Thursday, approximately 12 nautical miles south of Dauphin Island, Alabama.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 4:07 a.m. that a crew member was missing. The 41 year old male was last seen Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Crew members conducted a search of the vessel with negative results.

The vessel has been at anchor for eight days and will transit into Mobile, AL Thursday. 

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew
  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
  • Star Aquila crew members

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