"A member of the Coast Guard tells News 5 the crash happened during a training exercise sometime between 6pm and 7:30. There were four people on board. At this point, rescue crews are still searching the wreckage. It is unclear whether the people on board are dead or alive."
A COAST GUARD PRAYER
Almighty and Everlasting God, Whose hand stills the tumult of the deep, we offer our prayers for those who serve in our Coast Guard. We are mindful of their traditions of selfless service to the seafarers who make their ways to appointed ports. Employ their devotions of good ends as they track the weather and search for the seas for those in extremity of storm, shipwreck or battle. Make their soundings and markings sure that safe passages may be found by those who go down to the sea in ships. Encourage them, O Lord, as they stand guard over our coasts and the bulwarks of our freedoms. Graciously deliver them from threatening calamities in all their perilous voyages. Bless the keepers of the lights and be Thou their close friend in lonely watches. Keep the beacons of honor and duty burning that they may reach the home port with duty well performed, in service to Thee and our land. AMEN.
One person has been rescued and taken to a local hospital. Three people are still missing. There are multiple crews responding to the scene, including two MH65 helicopters out of New Orleans, a response boat from Mobile, a Mobile-Fire Rescue Fireboat2. E2 and E11 Mobile-Fire rescue crews are also responding by Fireboat.