Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday of a man with dark hair, wearing a red shirt, and seen facedown in the water.
A passenger aboard the cruise ship initially spotted the man and alerted crewmembers. The cruise ship conducted searches in the area for approximately two hours.
An HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircraft crew was diverted at 11:42 a.m. Thursday to assist in the search.
Anyone with information is requested to contact Sector Mobile at (251) 441-6211.