1 Dead, 3 Missing After Coast Guard Helicopter Crash

February 29, 2012

One crewmember is dead and three others are missing after a Coast Guard helicopter crash in Mobile Bay Tuesday night.

A massive search is underway after the three Coast Guard members went missing after the crash, which occurred while they were conducting a training flight in the vicinity of Point Clear, Ala.

One crewmember was found unresponsive by a boat crew and was later declared deceased.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the crewmembers during this difficult time,” said Capt. Don Rose, commander of Coast Guard Sector Mobile.  “We are working through the night to continue to conduct a robust search for the three crewmembers who are still missing and we appreciate the assistance of all of the agencies and personnel who are volunteering their time and resources to assist with the search and rescue efforts.”

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

Pictured: A Coast Guard MH-65C based out of New Orleans on public relations visit to Ernest Ward Middle School in Walnut Hill in November 2010. NorthEscambia.com file photos, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “1 Dead, 3 Missing After Coast Guard Helicopter Crash”

  1. JM on March 1st, 2012 12:28 pm

    God Bless them and keep them.

  2. RIP on February 29th, 2012 11:37 pm

    RIP Nando! It was an honor to have met and known you! You were an awesome person that was full of life and always have a bright smile. I will treasure the
    times I had with you though they were few it was always a good time hanging with you. I know you will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved you praying for you family and friends along with all others involved.

  3. hawghead on February 29th, 2012 11:18 am

    Sad day for the Coast Guard…. Our thoughts and prayers are with the familes…

  4. ProudArmyParent on February 29th, 2012 8:19 am

    We will keep USCG in our prayers, whether home or overseas our Service Personnel all serve our country. God be with the families of these Service men. God Bless there service!

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