Search Suspended For Two Missing Gulfport Seabees

Coast Guard and Navy rescuers in California have suspended their search for two Seabees from Gulfport.

Christopher Victor and Justin Johnson were members of NMCB 1, stationed in Gulfport. They were recently deployed to San Nicolas Island, a Navy-owned island about 75 miles west of Los Angeles.

The two went missing while kayaking. They were last seen drifting out to sea around noon Wednesday.

Thursday evening, rescuers found the Seabees' kayaks tied together and floating about 35 miles southeast of the island.

Johnson and Victor had been stationed at San Nicolas Island for two weeks. They were scheduled to be there until the middle of December to work on a construction project.