Radio transmissions from the U.S. Coast Guard shed new light into the incident that now appears to be an assault on several individuals at sea, 45 miles south of Perdido Pass Sunday night.
After receiving a distress call, the Coast Guard sent an alarming first message with a high level of urgency, called a Pan-Pan aka, Pay Attention Now, to vessels in the area to lend any assistance they can:
ORIGINAL STORY VIA WKRG: Two people were airlifted from a fishing vessel Monday morning after a stabbing in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The boat was only a few miles south of the Perdido Pass in Orange Beach, Ala., when the incident occurred.
At this time, the condition of the two patients is unknown. The Coast Guard did not provide any other details about the stabbing other than two people were airlifted from the boat with stab wounds.
One person has been detained and the vessel is being towed into Orange Beach and is visible on the News 5 Orange Beach tower camera.