AL - 5 dead, 1 missing as storm hits regatta in Mobile

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    A storm that hit the Dauphin Island sailing regatta in Mobile, Alabama Saturday left one person dead, at least four missing and rescuers scrambling to save around 100 boats. It's estimated around 200 people were on the water at the time.

    Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier says boats over a wide area were affected.

    Search efforts continued into the night.

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/3818...ard-5-missing-after-sailboats-capsize-alabama
     
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    This report says five now reported missing, but not every boat affected by the squall was taking part in the regatta, so officials need to know if there's anyone who went out sailing or fishing around Mobile Bay and hasn't made it home.

    Coastguards have set up a temporary number for people to call at 251-441-6602 or 251-441-6920.

    The photo shows the Dad (in blue) of Leonard Luiten, who had just been told his missing son was found safe.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-boats-capsize-alabama-20150426-story.html
     

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    A body was found around 1pm Tuesday. No id, but the Coast Guard has confirmed that the remains of 27-year-old Kris Beall and 72-year-old Robert Delaney have been recovered.

    Three people remain missing.

    Searches have now been switched to the shoreline.

    http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index...s_shift_to_shorelin.html#incart_story_package
     
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    As sad as this story is, the South had been expecting these storms for at least 3-4 days before they hit Alabama. I am still having trouble figuring out why experienced sailors were out on the water, lacking life vests, and not heeding warnings from the NWS. RIP to the deceased and prayers for the families and friends of all involved.
     
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    A cruel wind: How the 2015 Dauphin Island Regatta unfolded
    5/3/2015
    http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2015/05/a_cruel_wind_how_the_2015_daup.html


    ALEA: Search for Missing Boater Scaling Back
    5/9/2015
    http://www.utv44.com/shared/news/fe...-boater-scaling-back-20332.shtml#.VXZ6PBBiLN4
    Jimmie Charles Brown, Robert Thomas, William Glenn Massey, Robert Delaney, Adam Clark and Kris Beall.
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