Bodies recovered of two swimmers by Coast Guard

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Victims were two male swimmers, ages 12 and 19.

Staff Report

The Coast Guard has ended the search for two swimmers after their bodies were recovered near Perdido Pass on Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received notification from Baldwin County 911 at 7:12 p.m. Friday of two male swimmers, ages 12 and 19, who went under the water and did not come up.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the two swimmers in this difficult time,” said Lt. Cmdr. Trevor Blount, search and rescue mission coordinator at Sector Mobile. “We appreciate all the support provided by our state, local and industry partners in the search effort.”

Involved in the search were:

Coast Guard Station Pensacola 45-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew

Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew

Orange Beach Fire and Rescue boatcrew

Orange Beach Police Department boatcrew

Baldwin County Sheriff Department personal watercraft

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