MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Chaplain of Disaster Relief and Services Tony Dickey said 64-year-old John Johnson, better known to loved ones as "Buster", is still missing after falling into Mobile River Wednesday, April 3.
His wife is asking everyone to pray at this time.
The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department said a BAE guard shack was blown over by high winds around 2 p.m. with two people inside. It happened after the Carnival Triumph broke free from its moorings while in dry dock at the BAE shipyard.
One man was recovered and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to MFRD spokesperson Steve Huffman.
The Mobile County Sheriff's Office, the Mobile Police Department and the U.S. Coast Guard searched for Johnson for the remainder of Wednesday evening, canvassing the Mobile River.
"The Coast Guard will use aircraft. The sheriff's flotilla has boats in the water, and they have underwater search capabilities with SONAR," Huffman said.
By nightfall, all crews were taken off the water with the exception of a few Coast Guard ships that continued limited searching.
A spokesperson with the USCG said the rescue mission will continue in the morning and divers may be used to look for Johnson.
James Vinson works at BAE shipyard and said he's been monitoring the situation.
"I meet them on my way in and out of work," he said. "I just hope they're okay and their families aren't too worried."
The Coast Guard said it's investigating the cause of the incident.
**Originally, the Coast Guard said Johnson was 40-years-old. According to Dickey, who spent the day with Johnson's family, he is 64-years-old.
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