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Press Release | Jan. 31, 2023

Coast Guard searches for four overdue boaters near Biloxi, Miss.

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland Office: 504-671-2020 Cell: 618-225-9008

Seen here is a 19-foot read and white Mako skiff the four overdue boaters were aboard before going missing the vicinity of Biloxi Bay near Biloxi, Mississippi on Jan. 31, 2023.

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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for four overdue boaters in the vicinity of Biloxi Bay near Biloxi, Mississippi, Tuesday. 

The missing boaters are 42-year-old female Victoria Elizabeth Farr, 37-year-old male Richard Allen, 12-year-old female Piper Nicole Farr, and 11-year-old male Chase Jaxon Craig. 

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a call around 4:27 a.m. from a concerned family friend stating two adults and two children aboard a 19-foot red and white Mako skiff did not come home after their expected return time of 8 p.m. After confirming the boaters' truck and trailer were still left unattended at the Lake Mars Pier in Biloxi, watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Station Gulfport 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew, a Station Gulfport 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew, and a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew to search. 

Rescue crews searching are:

  • Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile
  • Coast Guard Station Gulfport
  • Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
  • National Park Service
  • Jackson County Sheriff's Department

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