Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday, from FWC that they discovered a partially submerged 49-foot vessel located approximately 4 nautical miles south of Alligator point, Florida.

The Coast Guard has recovered a body from a Sunday evening boating accident in the waters off Alligator Point, and rescued another, as they and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission continue to search for a third missing individual.

The Coast Guard received a report at 6 p.m. Sunday that FWC had discovered a partially submerged 49-foot vessel about four nautical miles south of Alligator Point.

The two agencies embarked on a search and members of the Coast Guard Station in Panama City located two of the three people early Monday after searching overnight.

One of the crew members was found unresponsive and the other was taken by EMS to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

The Coast Guard is using two helicopter and two boat crews during this search for the third missing person.

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NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are searching for a person in the water near Alligator Point, Florida, Monday, according to a press release.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday, from FWC that they discovered a partially submerged 49-foot vessel located approximately 4 nautical miles south of Alligator point, Florida.

Members of Coast Guard Station Panama City located two of the three people early Monday after searching over night. One of the crewmembers located was found unresponsive and the other was taken to a local hospital by EMS.

Involved in the search are:

- Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew

- Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter aircrew

- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

- Coast Guard Station Panama City 25-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew

- Coast Guard Station Panama City 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew

If anyone has any information please contact the Sector Mobile command center at (251) 441-5976.