Coast Guard Station Castle Hill medically evacuates 62-year-old man on Prudence Island, Rhode Island

Coast Guard Station Castle Hill medically evacuates 62-year-old man on Prudence Island, Rhode Island
BOSTON — Emergency response crews from Coast Guard Station Castle Hill in Newport, Rhode Island medically evacuated a 62-year-old man from Prudence Island, Rhode Island Thursday. At 8:28 p.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Southeast New England Command Center received a request from the Portsmouth Fire Department for Coast Guard assistance in transporting a man who was possibly suffering...

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen from capsized boat off Vieques, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen from capsized boat off Vieques, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark and a Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA) helicopter combined efforts to rescue two fishermen Thursday, after their 20-foot fishing vessel capsized, approximately one nautical mile south southeast of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Rescued were Juan Feliciano, 44, and Juan Carlos Gorritz Dávila, 56, residents of Toa...

Coast Guard medevacs possible heart attack victim

Coast Guard medevacs possible heart attack victim
SAN DIEGO — A Coast Guard Sector San Diego aircrew medically evacuated a man experiencing symptoms of a possible heart attack more than 170 miles south of Point Loma, Thursday. The master of the San Diego-based 103-foot sport fishing vessel Royal Polaris contacted the Coast Guard around 1:30 a.m., requesting a medevac for the 63-year-old man. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard responds to early season Nor’easter in New England

Coast Guard responds to early season Nor'easter in New England
BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews worked overnight and continue to respond this morning to multiple mariners in distress. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Southeast New England Command Center received notification that the 55-foot Sailing Vessel Swept Away was unable to lower it’s sails and lost all propulsion in Rhode Island Sound, Wednesday. The Swept Away had five people onboard...

Coast Guard locates overdue Spanish boater off Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard locates overdue Spanish boater off Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews ended their search for an overdue Spanish boater who was found to not be in distress after being located at 6 p.m. Wednesday by the crew of a Coast Guard Auxiliary aircraft, aboard the 42-foot sailing vessel Sigrid, in the vicinity of Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. Rafael Conti Cañada, 47, a citizen of Spain, was reported overdue to the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people, a cat and a dog near Cape Charles, Va.

Coast Guard rescues 3 people, a cat and a dog near Cape Charles, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard hoisted three people, a cat and a dog from a sailboat Wednesday on the Chesapeake Bay near Cape Charles. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth received a distress call from the owner and operator of the 30-foot sailboat Mary K, stating all three people aboard were seasick and the sailboat was dragging anchor in four-foot seas and 25-knot...

Coast Guard medevacs USS Barry sailor off Virginia coast

Coast Guard medevacs USS Barry sailor off Virginia coast
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Wednesday from a Navy vessel off the Virginia coast. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth received a request for the medevac from watchstanders aboard the USS Barry who reported a 36-year-old crewmember experiencing chest pains at approximately 3 a.m. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched from Coast Guard Air...

Coast Guard searching for overdue Spanish boater traveling to Puerto Rico

Coast Guard searching for overdue Spanish boater traveling to Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews are searching Wednesday for an overdue boater aboard the 42-foot sailing vessel Sigrid covering waters from the northern coast of the Dominican Republic to the western coast of Puerto Rico, including the Mona Passage. Rafael Conti Cañada, 47, a citizen of Spain, reportedly departed Fort Lauderdale, Fla, Oct. 4, on a one-man voyage and has been overdue...

Coast Guard suspends search efforts for missing boater south of St. Marks, Florida

Coast Guard suspends search efforts for missing boater south of St. Marks, Florida
MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard suspended search efforts for a missing boater 50-miles south of St. Marks, Tuesday. Missing is 60 year-old George Taylor of Tallahassee, who was reportedly sailing his 27-foot Catalina sailboat from St. Marks to Carrabelle, Florida. The search was suspended at 11:42 a.m., and covered 10,358 square nautical miles over the course of 60 hours. Multiple Coast Guard...