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Coast Guard searching for teen who jumped off boat

Posted at 11:34 AM, Jun 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-30 12:34:08-04

The Coast Guard is searching for a person who jumped off a boat near West Ship Island in Mississippi Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a report at 1:23 p.m. of a missing 17-year-old male who jumped off the yacht Lady Monroe approximately 0.25 nautical miles north of West Ship Island.

Involved in the search are:

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Gulfport
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Manowar
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources