BREAKING: Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Dauphin Island

The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near Dauphin Island, Alabama, June 5, 2017. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders launched air and surface assets after a kayak was found with personal effects. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Mobile, AL (WKRG) – The search is on for a person in the water near Dauphin Island.

The Coast Guard Sector of Mobile watchstanders say they received a call from a mariner at 10:48 a.m. Monday morning, on a report of a green kayak with personal effects aboard in view of Dauphin Island parkway.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew was lunched by Watchstanders at 11:03 a.m. and a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew was launched at 11:09 a.m.

No word yet on who the missing person might be.

If you have any information, contact The Coast Guard Sector Mobile at 251-441-6211.

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