Coast Guard searches for missing swimmer near Matagorda Bay, Texas

Coast Guard searches for missing swimmer near Matagorda Bay, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a swimmer who went missing Saturday afternoon off Matagorda Beach a quarter mile east of the Colorado River. Missing is a 24-year-old man, last seen wearing a white shirt and white shorts. At 4:10 p.m., the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department called Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders...

Coast Guard, others rescue 4 children from water in Norfolk

Coast Guard, others rescue 4 children from water in Norfolk
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard pulled three people from the water in Norfolk Friday including one of four children who drifted away from shore with no lifejacket. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth received a report from Norfolk Dispatch...

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to the report of a vessel taking on water in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 10:28 a.m. of a 22-foot vessel taking on water with one man and a dog aboard in Lake Pontchartrain between the Highway 11 Bridge and the I-10 Twin Span Bridge. Sector New Orleans...

Coast Guard medevacs man with chest pains east of Port Sulphur

Coast Guard medevacs man with chest pains east of Port Sulphur
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man experiencing chest pains approximately 30 miles east of Port Sulphur, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report of the man at approximately 12:29 p.m. Sector New Orleans directed the launch of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Venice to assist the man. The boat crew...

Coast Guard assists 5 mariners on vessel taking on water

Coast Guard assists 5 mariners on vessel taking on water
File photo of a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Coast Guard Station Annapolis, Md. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard assisted five mariners after their boat began taking on water near the mouth of the Severn River in Annapolis, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a report from...

Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescue 19 people in the water

Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescue 19 people in the water
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued 19 people in the water near Santa Rosa, Florida, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at 5:32 p.m. of a vessel with nine people aboard sinking near Choctawhatchee Bay. A good Samaritan responded and pulled all nine people out of the water but realized his boat was overloaded. Sequentially,...

Coast Guard rescues people aboard vessel taking on water

Coast Guard rescues people aboard vessel taking on water
The Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a vessel taking on water near Venice, Louisiana, May 4, 2017. (courtesy photo by U.S. Coast Guard) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a vessel taking on water near Venice, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at 1:04 a.m. reporting a fishing vessel, which grounded on a reef with two people...

Coast Guard rescues four people in the water near Dauphin Island

Coast Guard rescues four people in the water near Dauphin Island
The Coast Guard rescued four people in the water near Dauphin Island, Alabama, May 3, 2017.  (courtesy photo by U.S. Coast Guard) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued four people in the water near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification about a capsized 18-foot sailing vessel with four people seen entering the water near the Dauphin Island...

Coast Guard Cutter Cypress crewmember medevaced

Coast Guard Cutter Cypress crewmember medevaced
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a Coast Guard Cutter Cypress crewmember near Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Destin received a request at 2:52 p.m. from the commanding officer of the CGC Cypress to medevac a crewmember due to abdominal pain. Watchstanders diverted a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Station Destin. The boatcrew embarked the...