Missing boaters

Floyd Nelson, left, and David Stegman

The Coast Guard suspended the search for two people near Mobile Bay, Friday, January 11 according to officials. 

Missing are Floyd Nelson, 85-years-old, and David Stadman, 40-years-old.

Officials have confirmed that they recovered an overturned boat but there has been no sign of the missing fishermen.

The Coast Guard suspended the search at 2:30 p.m. after searching approximately 2,061 square nautical miles over a 42-hour period.

Involved in the search was:

- Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter air crew

- Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew

- Coast Guard Cutter Manowar boatcrew

- Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry air crew

- Mobile County Sheriff’s Flotilla

- Daphne Search and Rescue

- Mobile Police Department

- Alabama Marine Resources

"Suspending a search is a difficult decision that we never take lightly,” said Capt. Malcolm McLellan, Coast Guard Sector Mobile. “Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones affected by this incident."

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