Coast Guard suspends search for two fishermen near Mobile Bay


    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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