Coast Guard rescues stranded hunter near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues stranded hunter near Juneau, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a stranded hunter from Chicagof Island near Juneau, Alaska, Friday evening. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the hunter and transferred him to Hoonah, Alaska. Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center watchstanders received a report of a hunter in distress after he became separated from his hunting party on Chicagof Island....

S.O.S. written on Hawaii beach prompts rescue by Air Station Barbers Point

S.O.S. written on Hawaii beach prompts rescue by Air Station Barbers Point
HONOLULU – A swimmer in distress was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter after being swept out to sea near Hanakapiai Beach, Kauai, Friday. A  Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was on a routine mission when they received notification by radio from a tour helicopter that S.O.S. was written in the sand on a nearby beach. The Dolphin crew diverted to the area and...

Coast Guard crews rescue distressed boater near Bellport, N.Y.

Coast Guard crews rescue distressed boater near Bellport, N.Y.
NEW YORK – Coast Guard crews rescued a boater in distress near Bellport, N.Y., who was reported missing for nearly 12 hours. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center received a call from a 911 dispatcher, stating that the boater’s wife was concerned when her husband departed at approximately 1:30 P.M. on Wednesday and intended to be back at dusk but hadn’t returned. The missing boater...

Coast Guard ends search for missing boater

Coast Guard ends search for missing boater
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard ended their search for a boater who was reported overdue after he was located at approximately 2 P.M. today and confirmed safely ashore. Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon Bay and Coast Guard Cutter Wire, Coast Guard Sector New York, Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, and Coast Guard Sector Buffalo searched for Ken Allen, 41, for approximately nine hours today after a friend...

Coast Guard rescues man lost for six days

Coast Guard rescues man lost for six days
MIAMI — A man who was stranded for approximately six days is safe after the Coast Guard rescued him off an island in Cay Sal Bank, Bahamas, Monday night. Rescued was Larry Sutterfield, 39, a U.S. citizen. During a routine law enforcement patrol, a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew spotted a fire and a man waving his arms in distress on a Cay Sal Bank island. The aircrew...

Coast Guard suspends active search for 13-year-old off Big Island

Coast Guard suspends active search for 13-year-old off Big Island
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard continues to provide interagency support to the Hawaii Fire Department but has suspended its active search for a missing 13-year-old boy in the vicinity of Hapuna Beach Park, Big Island, Monday. Crews aboard Coast Guard Cutter Kiska, a 110-foot Island class patrol boat home ported in Hilo, were scheduled to return to the area Tuesday and provide support to the incident...

Coast Guard provides SAR planning support to Republic of Korea

Coast Guard provides SAR planning support to Republic of Korea
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard search and rescue crews were relieved by Republic of Korea assets on Saturday in their search for 26 crewmembers from the fishing vessel 501 Oryong that capsized Nov. 30, 2014, near Chukotka, Russia, in the Bering Sea. The Coast Guard completed more than 24 searches covering more than 4,576 square miles utilizing two cutters, two helicopters, and multiple airplanes....

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for possible missing paddleboarder

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for possible missing paddleboarder
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Coast Guard and partnering agencies are searching for a possible missing 19-year-old male paddleboarder on the southeast side of Sanibel Island, Florida, Monday. At approximately 3:30 p.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a report that a 6-foot white male had fallen off his paddleboard. Moments later, watchstanders received a report from Lee County...

Coast Guard rescues two fishermen in distress off the coast of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues two fishermen in distress off the coast of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico − A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen hoisted two fishermen to safety Monday morning from their distressed fishing vessel just off the coast of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Rescued are 25-year-old Luis Efraín Negrón and 75-year-old Victor Rodríguez Rosado. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan were contacted by a 911 emergency operator, who relayed...