Video: Two drown in car after it drives off Florida jetty into inlet

Video: Two drown in car after it drives off Florida jetty into inlet
_informq.push(['embed']);   A daughter and father are dead today after their van crashed through a bench then moved into the water by a jetty off Venice, Florida. A video posted to Facebook Tuesday details events as rescuers from the shore and the waterway do everything in their power to save the elderly duo. Unfortunately, swift currents proved too strong for Good Samaritans. According to the...

Coast Guard hoists mariner from vessel aground north of Vendovi Island, Wash.

Coast Guard hoists mariner from vessel aground north of Vendovi Island, Wash.
USCG File Photo SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews rescued a distressed mariner from a 30-foot sailing vessel that was taking on water and stuck on the rocks north of Vendovi Island, Tuesday night. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, hoisted the man and transported him to Anacortes Airport, where he was safely transferred to emergency medical service personnel to...

Coast Guard conducts 2 medevacs in under 7 hours

Coast Guard conducts 2 medevacs in under 7 hours
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced two people Friday, a 52-year-old man off a cargo ship 11 miles west of Egmont Key and a 47-year-old woman off a commercial fishing boat 35 miles west of Stump Pass. Watch standers at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg were notified at 10:45 a.m. Friday of a 52-year-old man suffering abdominal pain aboard the cargo ship Clipper Talent. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter...

Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Marks 500th Drug Interdiction

Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Marks 500th Drug Interdiction
The aircrew of the Florida-based Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron stands on a cutter flight deck with one of the unit’s 10 MH-65D Dolphin helicopters after the 500th recorded drug bust in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, which took place March 11, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Washington – The Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) – which includes...

Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife rescue 8 after boat collision near Port Aransas jetties

Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife rescue 8 after boat collision near Port Aransas jetties
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a man and seven others were rescued from the water by Coast Guard crews, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department crews, and good Samaritans after a boating incident involving two boats near the Port Aransas jetties Saturday. At 9:35 a.m., the Port Aransas Police Department called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and reported...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews successfully detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew illegally fishing in federal waters Tuesday, off southern Texas. Tuesday afternoon, Coast Guard Station South Padre Island crews stopped the lancha and four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. The lancha, eight red snapper totaling 30 pounds, and illegal fishing gear...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Star Princess southwest of San Diego

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Star Princess southwest of San Diego
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 73-year-old woman approximately 86 miles southwest of San Diego, Monday. At approximately 5:15 p.m. Sunday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a report from the crew of cruise ship Star Princess stating that a female passenger was experiencing persistent severe abdominal pain. The Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended that...

Coast Guard, locals rescue stranded hiker 5 miles north of Lincoln City

Coast Guard, locals rescue stranded hiker 5 miles north of Lincoln City
NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew and local agency partners rescued a stranded hiker from an isolated beach cove at God’s Thumb, 5 miles north of Lincoln City, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria in Warrenton, covering for Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, hoisted the 30-year-old man and transferred him in good condition to emergency medical...

Ice Rescue Training on Lake Champlain

Ice Rescue Training on Lake Champlain
A Coast Guard Station Burlington ice rescue team trains using a cold water rescue sling, January 11, 2017, in Burlington Vermont.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi Burlington, VT – The bulky figures spread out, testing and inspecting the strength of the ice. Carrying long staffs, they poked the solid water seeking...