Coast Guard searching for missing person near West Ship Island

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Gulfport, Miss. — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a missing person near West Ship Island near Gulfport.

The missing person is Kevin Anderson.

Coast Guard Station Gulfport watchstanders received a notification at 6:48 a.m.  Tuesday from the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources about an unmanned vessel that had ran ashore near Gulfport Harbor with an active motor.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Station Gulfport 45-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew
  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew
  • Coast Guard Cutter Brant
  • Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

Anyone with information that could aid in the search is asked to contact Coast Guard Sector Mobile command center at (251) 441-6211.