Coast Guard searches for missing swimmer near Galveston

U.S. Coast Guard PhotoHOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing swimmer near a Galveston Beach, Saturday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a call from the Galveston Beach Patrol shortly before 3 p.m., reporting the man, 18, was swimming with friends at 17th St....

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Nanticoke River Marina

USCG file photoCRISFIELD, Md. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for the missing man at 11:50 a.m. Saturday. Missing is Edwin Smullen, 59, from Tyaskin, Md. A 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Crisfield and an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City searched 350 square miles over an 11-hour period for Smullen. Sector Baltimore watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues four from sinking vessel

USCG File PhotoNEW ORLEANS -The Coast Guard rescued four men after their boat sank, in Terrebonne Bay, near Dulac, La. early Saturday. Rescued were Kelvin Nguyen, Nhanh V. Nguyen, San V. Nguyen and Viet V. Nguyen. At 4:20 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Grand Isle received a call from Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, reporting that four men were in need of assistance after their...

Coast Guard searching for missing person near Nanticoke River Marina

USCG file photoCRISFIELD, Md. – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 59-year-old male in the waters off the Nanticoke River Friday. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders received a call at approximately 3 p.m., from a good Samaritan, reporting an aground 20-foot sailing vessel. The Westside fire department, police department, two boat crews from Maryland Natural Resources Police along...

Coast Guard assists in rescuing 6 in Morehouse, Mo.

PADUCAH, Ky. — The Coast Guard and the Sikeston, Mo., Fire Department rescued six people, Wednesday, from high-water conditions in Morehouse, Mo. At approximately 9 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River in St. Louis received a report of six people in imminent flood danger in the Morehouse area. Two DARTs with a total of 12 crewmembers along with a fire rescue team from Sikeston responded...

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod to hold hurricane awareness event

BOURNE, Mass. — The public is invited to a free hurricane awareness event at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, May, 2, 2011. Air Station Cape Cod is teaming up with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration to conduct the event in an effort to raise public awareness of the upcoming hurricane season. Air Station Cape Cod and NOAA will provide static aircraft displays, including an...

Coast Guard recovers deceased male near South Padre Island

USCG file photoCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews recovered a deceased male on South Padre Island, Friday. At 7:20 a.m., an MH-65C rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi located the person near the Brazos Santiago jetties and lowered a rescue swimmer, who swam the man ashore. There he was transferred to an awaiting mobile Coast Guard recovery unit. The man is believed...

Coast Guard, ADF&G retrieve wayward beluga whale acoustic mooring

Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Wayne LangleyKODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak with an Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist aboard recovered a wayward acoustic mooring from a beach on the north end of Shelikof Strait Thursday. The mooring, valued at about $20,000, was noticed by Kodiak-resident Mark Withrow...

Coast Guard hosts 4th annual Search and Rescue Conference

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Robert BrazzellBALTIMORE – The Coast Guard hosted the 2011 Search and Rescue Conference at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore to improve cooperation between search and rescue agencies in the upper Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River, Friday. Approximately 100 members from the Coast Guard, Maryland Natural Resources Police, Maryland State Police, and supervisors from...