Shrimp boat capsizes killing one person; search continues for missing crew member

Published 9:00 pm Friday, November 29, 2019

Authorities say at least one crew member was killed when a shrimp boat overturned.

The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Mobile says the vessel overturned Friday morning. The accident happened about 5 miles from the entrance of Mobile Bay.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency tells news outlets that divers recovered the body of one crew member. Rescue and recovery crews are continuing to look for another crew member who remains missing.

The accident involved a 50-foot shrimp boat named “The Chief.”

The vessel had three people aboard at the time of the accident.

The captain, Woody Jones of Bon Secour, was rescued by the crew of another shrimp boat.