Coast Guard medevacs man from vessel 4 miles west of Crystal River Barge Canal

Coast Guard medevacs man from vessel 4 miles west of Crystal River Barge Canal
24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old man Saturday four miles west of the Crystal River Barge Canal. Medevacked was Donald Puzello. Coast Guard Station Yankeetown watch standers received notification at 2:45 p.m. from Citrus County Sheriff’s Office stating Puzello was suffering from chest pains while aboard an 18-foot...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Emerald Isle, NC

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Emerald Isle, NC
Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 17-year-old teen who went missing in the vicinity of the 7900 block of Emerald Isle Saturday. Coast Guard assets covered approximately 129 square nautical miles and searched for over 25 hours. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina were notified at roughly 8 p.m. Saturday, a 17-year-old...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Morehead City, NC

Coast Guard medevacs man near Morehead City, NC
FORT MACON, N.C. — Coast Guard Station Fort Macon crew medevaced an injured man in Bougue Sound near Morehead City, early this morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a report this morning that the 36-foot fishing vessel Ocean Stinger had run aground with three crew members aboard. One man had sustained an injury to his head and the crew...

Coast Guard helps medevac man near Beaufort, NC

Coast Guard helps medevac man near Beaufort, NC
USCG File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard and a Seatow vessel crew medevaced an injured man south of Beaufort, Sunday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a report at about 1:50 p.m. that a man had cut his foot on an oyster bed on Carrot Island. A 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water (SPC-SW) crew launched from Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard rescues 4 near Beaufort, NC

Coast Guard rescues 4 near Beaufort, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued four people after their vessel began taking on water, leaving them stranded near Beaufort, Saturday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a report at about 3:45 p.m. from TowboatUS that a recreational boat with three adults and an infant on board was taking on water south of Carrot Island. A 24-foot...

Coast Guard medevacs injured boater near Hobucken, NC

Coast Guard medevacs injured boater near Hobucken, NC
USCG File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — A Coast Guard Station Hobucken boatcrew medevaced an injured boater near Hobucken Friday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a report at about 5:30 p.m. that a 23-foot, Sea Hunt recreational fishing boat ran aground and a 64-year-old man ejected and injured his back. A 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow...

Coast Guard medevacs injured sailor near Morehead City, NC

Coast Guard medevacs injured sailor near Morehead City, NC
USCG File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured sailor near Morehead City Thursday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a report that a man alone aboard his sailboat had fallen and hurt his shoulder at about 4:15 p.m. A 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water (SPC-SW) crew launched from Coast Guard Station Fort Macon...

Coast Guard Station Chatham receives new shallow-water craft

Coast Guard Station Chatham receives new shallow-water craft
Coast Guard Station Chatham’s new 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water sits on its trailer Tuesday, May 30, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Corbin Ross) BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Chatham received a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water (SPC-SW) Tuesday to enhance their search and rescue capabilities. Station Chatham’s area of responsibility...

Coast Guard rescues 2 after plane crashes near Yankeetown

Coast Guard rescues 2 after plane crashes near Yankeetown
A single-engine plane sits in the water near End of County Road 40 Boat Ramp, Yankeetown, Florida, Wednesday, April 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason M. Andrade) YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two people Wednesday after their plane crashed in the water near Yankeetown. Rescued were a 19-year-old male from Longwood, who piloted the plane, and an 18-year-old...