Crashed Coast Guard chopper raised from Ala. bay

March 1, 2012 - 2:55 PM
Helicopter Crash Alabama

Two rubber buoys mark the fuselage of the U.S. Coast Guard HH-65C "Dolphin" helicopter that crashed during a training mission on Tuesday in Mobile Bay, leaving one crewmember dead and three others missing, as a crane barge arrives on scene Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. Officials said the search would continue through the night throughout the choppy bay in the hope of finding survivors. (AP Photo/Press-Register, John David Mercer) A crane barge hoists up the tail section of the U.S. Coast Guard HH-65C "Dolphin" helicopter

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have hauled the wreckage of a Coast Guard helicopter out of Alabama waters but did not find the bodies of three missing crewmembers inside.

U.S. Coast Guard officials say the search continues for the missing men. A fourth man was found after the crash but died.

Coast guard officials identified the missing as Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Knight, Lt. j.g. Thomas Cameron, and Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor.

The MH-65C helicopter crashed on a training mission Tuesday evening near Point Clear in Mobile Bay.

One crewmember, Chief Petty Officer Fernando Jorge, was found unresponsive and later declared dead.