Coast Guard Station Portsmouth rescues 3 stranded jet skiers near Hampton, Va.

Coast Guard Station Portsmouth rescues 3 stranded jet skiers near Hampton, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued three people Sunday after their jet ski overturned and floated away a mile east of Fort Monroe on Thimble Shoal. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a report Sunday that two men last seen on a jet ski were overdue at Paradise Ocean Club in Hampton. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a response...

Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew medevacs mariner in Port Alexander, Alaska

Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew medevacs mariner in Port Alexander, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced an 87-year-old female reportedly suffering from complications associated with a lower back injury aboard the fishing vessel Annie B in Port Alexander, Sunday evening. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the injured woman and transported her to awaiting emergency medical services in Sitka. Watchstanders at the 17th District command...

Coast Guard saves 3 from sinking vessel

Coast Guard saves 3 from sinking vessel
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Three adults were rescued by a Coast Guard crew eight miles west of Bean Point on Anna Maria Island, Florida, after their 37-foot boat began taking on water, Sunday. At approximately 3:50 p.m Coast Guard watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida received a report via marine band radio channel 16 that the boat had begun taking on water from a six-inch hole...

Coast Guard responds to downed aircraft near St. Petersburg, Fla.

Coast Guard responds to downed aircraft near St. Petersburg, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard and local partner agencies responded to a single-seat aircraft that reportedly crashed less than one mile from Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg, Sunday. A Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office dive team recovered one individual deceased. At 3 p.m., Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders witnessed a single-seat airplane crash near the sector...

Coast Guard, partner agencies, rescue 6 from sinking boat off Sea Grit, NJ

Coast Guard, partner agencies, rescue 6 from sinking boat off Sea Grit, NJ
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. — The Coast Guard, along with the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the New Jersey State Police Marine Division, rescued six boaters Sunday after their 25-foot pleasure craft started to sink one mile offshore from Sea Grit, New Jersey. A person aboard the sinking boat contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet using a VHF marine radio at about 9:15 a.m. and...

Coast Guard suspends search response to plane crash off Virginia coast

Coast Guard suspends search response to plane crash off Virginia coast
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search at 11:30 a.m. Sunday for the pilot of a plane that crashed Saturday approximately 51 miles southeast of Chincoteague Island. A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew searched until sunset Saturday and the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Beluga searched through the night until Sunday morning for wreckage or any sign of the pilot aboard the downed...

Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck medevacs heart attack victim from vessel near Oyster Bay, N.Y

Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck medevacs heart attack victim from vessel near Oyster Bay, N.Y
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck medically evacuated a 60-year-old man from his vessel less than a mile offshore near Oyster Bay, N.Y., this morning. Vessel operator aboard his 35-foot, white hull sloop contacted Station Eatons Neck at approximately 2:00 a.m. this morning, reporting that he was experiencing chest and back pain and was requesting to be taken off his vessel. At 2:39...

Coast Guard rescues 5 boaters off San Diego coast

Coast Guard rescues 5 boaters off San Diego coast
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard rescued four adults and a 15-year-old boy after their 30-foot boat started taking on water approximately 17 miles west of Point Loma, Saturday. Mariners aboard the vessel PMS Escape II called the Coast Guard on channel 16, the international distress frequency, using a handheld radio at 5:58 p.m., to report their pleasure boat had lost propulsion, was taking on water,...

Coast Guard ends search for missing 35-year-old-man

Coast Guard ends search for missing 35-year-old-man
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and local agencies are no longer searching for a man reported missing in Torch Lake Township, Michigan, Saturday evening. Just before 11:30 p.m., 35-year-old Isaac Laplander was found safe near his home. Involved in the search were crews from Coast Guard Station Portage, Michigan, aboard a 25-foot response boat and a crew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan,...