Coast Guard rescues kite surfer from water in Matapeke, Md.

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer from water in Matapeke, Md.
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued a kite surfer from the water Sunday off Matapeke. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a report from a good Samaritan stating a kite surfer had let go of his kite and was attempting to swim to shore Sunday afternoon. Sector Maryland-NCR issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium...

Coast Guard rescues boater who was adrift over 13 hours west of Clearwater Beach

Coast Guard rescues boater who was adrift over 13 hours west of Clearwater Beach
Coast Guard crew members from Station Sand Key, Florida conclude a tow Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Clearwater Marina, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a boater Monday 18 miles west of Clearwater Beach after his sailboat’s engine and rudder failed, rendering the boat disabled and adrift since Sunday evening. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Command...

Coast Guard searching for possible missing swimmer near Bolsa Chica State Beach

Coast Guard searching for possible missing swimmer near Bolsa Chica State Beach
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing swimmer near Bolsa Chica State Beach. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a call from a good Samaritan at 5:17 p.m. Saturday, reporting that Shaun Linn, an 18-year-old male, entered the water and did not return to the surface approximately 50-100 yards from the beach. The Coast Guard immediately...

Coast Guard ends search for missing boater west of Mission Bay

Coast Guard ends search for missing boater west of Mission Bay
SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard has ended its search for a missing boater after he was found safe, Wednesday. While watching news reports of the search for Garret Ferguson, a nurse at Scripps Mercy Hospital, in San Diego, recognized Ferguson as one of their patients. Upon verification that it was him, all search efforts were ended. Ferguson, 36, was presumed missing after an empty vessel was found approximately...

Coast Guard crew involved in boating incident on Stono River

Coast Guard crew involved in boating incident on Stono River
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A Coast Guard crew was involved in a boating incident Sunday on the Stono River. A Coast Guard Station Charleston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew, consisting of six Coast Guard members, was responding to reports of a downed aircraft when the RBM allided with the Paul Gelegotis Bridge/Stono River Bridge at 10:08 p.m. The boatcrew transited to St. John’s Yacht Harbor...

Coast Guard medevacs injured crewmember

Coast Guard medevacs injured crewmember
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a male crewmember aboard a fishing vessel near Fort Morgan, Alabama, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at 11:50 a.m. that a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel, Billy B, was injured and requested a medevac. Watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45 foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew that was conducting...

Coast Guard rescues lift boat crewmembers

Coast Guard rescues lift boat crewmembers
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued four crewmembers aboard the lift boat Superior Trust, as it became unstable near Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at 3:19 a.m. reporting one of the Superior Trust’s legs failed and made contact with a natural gas platform’s walkway resulting in approximately 10 gallons of oil discharge. Coast...

Coast Guard, others search for missing man in York River, Va.

Coast Guard, others search for missing man in York River, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a missing man Tuesday in the York River who was last seen in Gloucester Point near the Gloucester Point Boat Ramp. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth were notified at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday by the Virginia Marine Police that 58-year-old Michael Ballard was reported missing after he did not return from...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near Dumbarton Bridge

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near Dumbarton Bridge
A crew from Coast Guard Station San Francisco searches for a missing kayaker near the Dumbarton Bridge in San Francisco Bay Jan. 24, 2017. Photo by Menlo Park Fire Protection District. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard suspended the active search Wednesday for a kayaker who went missing near the Dumbarton Bridge Tuesday. The search for Kenneth Maldonado was suspended  after Coast Guard helicopter...