Former Clay County resident believed killed when boat capsized in Ala. regatta

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — A former area resident is believed to be one of those killed when a series of storms capsized sailboats in a regatta near Mobile Bay in Alabama Saturday.

Information is that the man killed was a Clay County native who was living in Jackson, Mississippi. Authorities are yet to release identities of those killed.

As torrential rain and heavy winds continue to batter Alabama’s coast, the U.S. Coast guard has suspended its search for four people missing after a deadly weekend storm killed two people and played havoc with a yearly race in Mobile Bay.

The agency said the search would resume as soon as the weather allows.

Crews have been searching for four boaters still missing after the powerful storm capsized several sailboats, killing at least two mariners, in a Saturday regatta.

The weather was worse Monday than during Sunday’s search efforts, and the Coast Guard has asked volunteers to stay on the shore and look for possible survivors there.

More than 100 sailboats and as many as 200 people were participating in the 57th Dauphin Island regatta when the storm hit.