Coast Guard medevacs man from sailboat near Lido Key

Coast Guard medevacs man from sailboat near Lido Key
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); A Station Cortez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew medevacs a 43-year-old man from a sailboat 2 miles west of Big Sarasota Pass, Florida, June 30, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) LIDO KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Saturday from a sailboat 2 miles west of Big Sarasota Pass. Rescued...

Coast Guard receives new district commander for California operations

Coast Guard receives new district commander for California operations
Vice Admiral Linda Fagan, the Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, presents a Legion of Merit award to Rear Admiral Todd Sokalzuk during his change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California, June 28, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) ALAMEDA, Calif. — Rear Adm. Peter W. Gautier replaced Rear Adm. Todd A. Sokalzuk as the commander of the Coast...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 36-year-old mariner from a 28-foot recreational vessel near Galveston, Wednesday afternoon. Eighth Coast Guard District watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert after the vessel became disabled approximately 40 miles offshore, and a mariner aboard reportedly...

Coast Guard rescues stranded hiker near the Klamath River mouth

Coast Guard rescues stranded hiker near the Klamath River mouth
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued a stranded hiker three and a half miles north of the Klamath River mouth, Sunday. The stranded hiker contacted Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers around 2:30 p.m., reporting that he became stranded at the bottom of a 300-foot cliff near the Klamath River mouth while hiking the Damnation...

Training Center Cape May returns to normal security operations

Training Center Cape May returns to normal security operations
Coast Guard personnel and other various agencies stand in front of a plane on a secured beach on the southeast side of Training Center Cape May after it landed illegally and the pilot ran off, June 25, 2018.  Official U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Brahm. CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guard Training Center Cape May has resumed normal security operations following the heightened...

Kayaker survives 17 hours in Long Island Sound

Kayaker survives 17 hours in Long Island Sound
Story and video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi For 12 years, Mike Diaz fished the waters of Long Island Sound from his kayak. He ventured out, escaping the bustle of Long Island to explore and maybe catch a fluke, porgy, striped bass, or sea robin. Throwing on his life jacket was part of his routine. Just as he wouldn’t forget his fishing pole or bait, he never forgot his life jacket. On...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people near Anacapa Island

Coast Guard rescues 3 people near Anacapa Island
A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base Point Mugu rescue swimmer helps a man get aboard a 45-foot response boat medium near Anacapa Island, California, June 22, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Rogers) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued three people Friday who were treading water for nearly 90 minutes after their vessel capsized near Anacapa...

Coast Guard medevacs man in Chesapeake Bay, VA

Coast Guard medevacs man in Chesapeake Bay, VA
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a recreational boat in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads command center received notification at 2:20 p.m. from the man’s wife that her 53-year-old husband became ill and fatigued and needed to be medevaced. An MH-60...

Coast Guard aircrew hoists 3 fishermen in Willapa Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard aircrew hoists 3 fishermen in Willapa Bay, Wash.
Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 helicopter file photo SEATTLE – A Coast Guard aircrew rescued three fishermen stranded on rocks in Willapa Bay, Wash., Wednesday evening. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria safely hoisted the three individuals and transported them to the beach. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center personnel received a report...