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Coast Guard searching for 2 missing boaters in Mobile Bay

June 27, 2019 GMT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching for two missing boaters in Mobile Bay.

Authorities say they’ve rescued one person, and the search for the remaining two boaters was continuing on Thursday.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Tony Lombardo says two males without life jackets were reported missing from a boat south of Gaillard Island Wednesday night.

Lombardo tells Al.com that helicopters from Mobile and New Orleans have been searching for the men. A Coast Guard boat from Dauphin Island and civilians have also been assisting in the search.