Coast Guard suspends search for two missing boaters in Lake Okeechobee

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing boaters in Lake Okeechobee
MIAMI — Coast Guard crews have suspended their search efforts for two boaters reported missing in Lake Okeechobee, Florida, Sunday. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission located the airboat the Russ’ were last seen with no one aboard and no longer requested Coast Guard assistance for the search. John Russ, 72, and his wife Diane Russ, 62, last seen in an air boat in the lake. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard suspends search and rescue operations for downed aircraft

Coast Guard suspends search and rescue operations for downed aircraft
LOS ANGELES – At 9:15 a.m. the Coast Guard has suspended active search efforts regarding the San Pedro aircraft incident that occurred in the late afternoon on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. The Coast Guard had two 87-foot patrol boats, Coast Guard Cutter Narwahl and Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin, that conducted search patterns throughout the night until 9:15 a.m. Saturday morning. A first light search was...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from grounded sailboat near Molokai

Coast Guard rescues 2 from grounded sailboat near Molokai
A 43-foot sailboat, Mithrandirs Dream, grounded approximately five miles east of Kaunakakai Harbor, Feb. 5, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Barbers Point) HONOLULU — A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point hoisted two sailors after their sailboat grounded near Kaunakakai Harbor, Molokai, Friday. The two men were hoisted to safety and taken...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel
MIAMI — A fisherman was medically evacuated by a Coast Guard search-and-rescue crew north of Marquesas Keys, Florida, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., received notification from the crew aboard the Capt GC II of a 49-year-old male experiencing shortness of breath 13 nautical miles north of Marquesas Keys. After consulting with the duty flight surgeon, a Coast Guard...

Coast Guard responds to help fishermen stranded 45 miles off Portland, ME

Coast Guard responds to help fishermen stranded 45 miles off Portland, ME
Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crew members prepare to tow the disabled fishing vessel Jocka, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, off the coast of Portland, Maine. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard is towing a 65-foot fishing boat with four people aboard Thursday, 45 miles southeast of Portland, Maine. At approximately 7:30 a.m. Wednesday a crew member aboard the fishing boat Jocka used a VHF-FM radio...

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman 70 miles off Barnegat Light, NJ

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman 70 miles off Barnegat Light, NJ
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard medevaced a 49-year-old man Wednesday 70 miles east of Barnegat Light, New Jersey. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia received notification at approximately 9:15 a.m. from the crew of the 77-foot fishing vessel Determination of a crewmember who suffered injuries to his right hand. A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from capsized vessel off Islamorada, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues 3 from capsized vessel off Islamorada, Fla.
Three people stand aboard their 18-foot vessel after it capsized off the coast of Islamorada, Florida, Feb. 3, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — A search-and-rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Islamorada, Florida, rescued three five miles off the coast of Islamorada, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received notification from a good Samaritan who observed a red flare...

Coast Guard rescues 6 boaters stranded on Chichigof Island near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 6 boaters stranded on Chichigof Island near Sitka, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, Alaska, MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew rescued six boaters who were stranded on Chichigof Island near Sitka,, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a report that the boaters had not returned to Pelican after their day trip to a cabin on Chichigof Island, Monday. Watchstanders requested the launch of a Jayhawk crew to search for the overdue...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing girl near Cape Kiwanda, Ore.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing girl near Cape Kiwanda, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard suspended the search at 10:36 a.m. for a 17-year-old girl who reportedly fell off a cliff and into the water at Cape Kiwanda Tuesday. “Despite our best efforts and an exhaustive multi-agency search, we were unable to locate the missing girl,” said Mr. Greg Merten, operations unit controller at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River. “Our deepest...