Coast Guard medevacs man 60 miles east of Nantucket

Coast Guard medevacs man 60 miles east of Nantucket
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews medically evacuated a 50-year-old male from the fishing vessel Ocean Prowler approximately 60 miles east of Nantucket, Mass., Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received notification from the Ocean Prowler at 3:20 p.m. of a crew member...

Coast Guard searching for swimmer in Lake Pontchatrain

Coast Guard searching for swimmer in Lake Pontchatrain
NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard rescue crews are searching for a 50-year-old Hispanic male in Lake Pontchatrain near Bayou St. John, Sunday evening. Missing is Telesford Chavez-Lopez, who was last seen wearing black jeans. Coast Guard watchstanders received a report that Chavez-Lopez was seen swimming in the lake with his family when he was seen going under around 4:30 p.m. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard responds to 4 swept from beach near Santa Cruz, Calif

Coast Guard responds to 4 swept from beach near Santa Cruz, Calif
SAN FRANCISCO – Coast Guard and local agency crews responded to four people who were swept off Bonny Doon Beach near Santa Cruz, Calif., Sunday. Two men and two women were swept from the shore after being struck by a wave. The two men were able to reach nearby rocks and await assistance. The two women were taken from the water by lifeguards and the Santa Cruz Harbor Patrol. The two women were then...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from overturned watercraft

Coast Guard rescues 2 from overturned watercraft
SAN DIEGO – An aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego rescued two men from a capsized personal watercraft near the Mexican border Sunday morning. The Joint Harbor Operation Center received a distress call via 911 from the two men at 11:40 p.m., Saturday, who stated that they were approximately two miles offshore near the border. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched from Sector San...

Coast Guard rescues distressed turtle near Longboat Pass

Coast Guard rescues distressed turtle near Longboat Pass
SARASOTA, Fla. — A Coast Guard Station Cortez boatcrew rescued a loggerhead turtle near Longboat Pass Inlet off Sarasota, Fla., Sunday. The boatcrew was on patrol in the area when they were hailed by a passing mariner reporting the turtle’s distress. “We don’t get a chance to save wildlife often, but when we do this mission it’s very rewarding.” said Petty Officer...

Coast Guard, locals search after plane crash near Ocean City, Md.

Coast Guard, locals search after plane crash near Ocean City, Md.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard, Maryland State Police and Ocean City Fire Department are searching after a plane crashed into the water near Ocean City, Md. A good Samaritan aboard the pleasure craft Sea Robin contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at approximately 4 p.m. reporting the plane crashed approximately 500 yards offshore of 130th Street in Ocean City. Sector Hampton...

Coast Guard medevacs 3 boaters near Bethel, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs 3 boaters near Bethel, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced an ailing boater and his two companions to Bethel following their rescue by a local search and rescue team Saturday. The Jayhawk helicopter crew was evaluating the boaters, initially assessed to be in good condition, when the man began reportedly suffering from seizure-like symptoms. The Jayhawk crew immediately...

Coast Guard medevacs man with neck injuries

Coast Guard medevacs man with neck injuries
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A 60-year-old man was medevaced by a Coast Guard helicopter crew after they received a report the man sustained significant neck injuries when drinking with a fishing party and diving from a pier in shallow water Friday evening just south of Baffin Bay. Friends of the victim called the Coast Guard and had difficulty providing a position. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi...

Running for the love of it

Running for the love of it
Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ayla Kelley ST. LOUIS – In high school and maybe college, running laps was sometimes used as a punishment during P.E. or a team sports practice. [Now], however, running for fun has become more prevalent than ever before. The options range from [the 5k] to marathons to ultra marathons. They are also no longer about just getting from point A to point B. Now one...