The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing boater near Pensacola on Thursday.
The search for James Bradley Gunther, 62, was suspended at 12:10 p.m. after two days of searching 1,173 square miles.
Gunther, who was sailing from Gulf Shores to Port St. Joe, Fla., was reported missing by his family to Coast Guard Sector Mobile at about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016, after failing to make contact since Saturday.
State and local first responders are searching for a missing boater in the Pensacola area, according to a U.S. Coast Guard news release. James Bradley Gunther, 62, was reported missing by his family to Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday. Gunther was piloting a sailing vessel from Gulf Shores, Ala., to Port St. Joe, Fla., and has failed to contact the family since Saturday.
GULF SHORES, AL – The City of Gulf Shores will host its Fifth Annual Coastal Community Camp Day on Saturday, April 23 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Cultural Center.
“Our goal is to provide members of our community with an opportunity to learn about all of the wonderful youth camps our area has to offer,” Brigette Reynolds, Programs and Events Managerm said. “The great thing about this event is that it’s a free, one-stop-shop for summer camp fun.”
For years, the city of Gulf Shores remained a little-known vacation treasure, but as the city continues to grow, so does its diverse population. FOX10 news reporter Devan Coffaro tells us how this small beach town is transforming into a national destination. It’s all part of our “State of the City” series, where we highlight a city on the Gulf Coast every few weeks.
Like many of my fellow freshmen here on campus, my spring break vacation involved what has now seemed to become something akin to a pilgrimage. I had the fortune to spend my precious days off in Gulf Shores, Alabama of all places. The newly proclaimed “spring break capital of the world” ever since Panama City Beach, Florida was finally shut all the way down because there was a casual mass shooting resulting in seven deaths last year.
GULF SHORES, Ala. — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office confirms 15 minors were arrested for possession of alcohol at the same West Beach Boulevard home Monday. Carol Sanderson and Hannah Wyatt are vacationing next door and snapped pictures of the spring breakers in handcuffs.
“I think there were only one or two of them there last night that didn’t get arrested. It was almost the whole fraternity,” said Wyatt.
Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft “has no second thoughts” about a beach alcohol ban hastily imposed 11 days ago amid soaring arrests during Spring Break 2016, which was fast getting out of control.
Craft and Police Chief Ed Delmore, following Monday’s City Council meeting, both said they support a similar spring-break-only ban of booze on the beaches next year. This year’s ban ends on April 17.
“I know this was the right thing for this community,” Craft told AL.com. “Next year, we’ll do the same thing and we’ll continue to do this. We had too many issues with it not to do it on the front end.”
A spring breaker from Texas whose “great arm” and “bad decision” is garnering national attention, remains wanted by the Gulf Shores Police Department.
Chief Ed Delmore called Texas State University student Kameron Heady a “knucklehead” during an appearance Monday on ”Fox & Friends.” He said the department is negotiating Heady’s surrender back to the department, but that the longer “he delays, the more aggravated we get.”
Last week, a Texas student proved that no matter how good your arm is, it’s no match for the long arm of the law.
The Gulf Shores Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for Kameron Lane Heady, a spring breaker who was allegedly filmed launching a football at an officer’s patrol vehicle. Officers were able to find the video on social media and use it to identify Heady.
An alcohol ban in Gulf Shores during the month of Spring Break isn’t going to extend to Dauphin Island, where officials are touting the completion of a project restoring one of its public beaches.
Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier, on Monday, said while the Town Council is “mindful” about Gulf Shores’ ban, he’s not anticipating similar action in this Mobile County beach community of less than 1,300 people.
“We’re mindful of those types of things,” Collier said. “We really deal with more moms and dads and kids. That’s our market and it’s a good market to have.”
GULF SHORES, AL – The Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival boils up a beaucoup of fun on Saturday, April 16 in Gulf Shores. Locals and visitors are invited to sink their teeth into hot, juicy crawfish throughout the day while dancing to the infectious rhythms of some of the best Zydeco bands from around the South.
Local developers plan to build Abaco, a 78-unit, 24-story, gated Gulf-front condominium complex on 1.86 acres on West Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores, according to David Head Jr., one of the partners of DRG Development. Henry Norris & Associates designed the project, which includes a pool oasis with a lazy river. The three-bedroom units are 2,080 square feet and up and prices start at $750,000. The property has 200 front feet on the Gulf and is adjacent to Harbor House condos.
GULF SHORES, AL – On the heels of attaining a Class 1 ISO Public Protection rating, Gulf Shores Fire and Rescue is bringing two new trucks on board.
One of the trucks, a Rosenbauer Commander Rescue Pumper, is already at Station 1. The other is on a tour of the state being shown off at other departments by Rosenbauer. The pair cost the city more than $800,000.
Business is booming at the gulf. That’s to be expected with spring break well under way, but businesses are seeing more customers this year than ever. Tourist season is the lifeblood of many businesses at the beach and for them, the sooner the visitors come the better. Gulf Shores has been hopping for the last few weeks and spring break is only approaching the mid-way point.
For her daughter it might have been a spring break “trip from hell,” but a weekend ordeal left a Minnesota mom raving about some good Samaritans in south Alabama.
Jan Schulz Hendrickson of Chaska, Minnesota, said her daughter Carly traveled to Gulf Shores last week for spring break with a group of four other women from Iowa State University. While there, their 2007 Chevy Trailblazer developed a weird vibration. One of the women, who henceforth will be forever known as “the smart one,” found a ride back home with another group; before leaving town, the others – Carly Hendrickson, Nicole Leitner, Hayley Holdahl and Taylor Johnson — took the Trailblazer to a Baldwin County dealership for diagnosis.