Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boaters

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boaters
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for two overdue boaters off the coast of Myrtle Beach at approximately 7:30 p.m., Sunday. Joseph McFadden, 77 years old, and Michael Lawrence, 61 years old, have been missing since Wednesday evening. Coast Guard crews searched 11,655 square miles and conducted 50 search patterns over a period of more than three days. “Suspending a search...

Coast Guard continues search for overdue boaters off Myrtle Beach

Coast Guard continues search for overdue boaters off Myrtle Beach
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Coast Guard, along with partner agencies, has searched approximately 12,000 square miles and conducted more than 45 search patterns in the search for two overdue boaters, Sunday, off the coast of Myrtle Beach. The overdue boaters are Joseph McFadden, 77 years old, and Michael Lawrence, 61 years old. Both have been missing since Wednesday. Crewmembers aboard various assets...

Coast Guard rescues man, dog after sailboat catches fire 69 miles west of Hudson, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues man, dog after sailboat catches fire 69 miles west of Hudson, Fla.
Crew members from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., and local EMS aid a man and his dog at the air station Friday, July 10, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued a man and his dog after his 30-foot sailboat caught fire 69 miles west of Hudson, Florida, Friday. At approximately 3:30 p.m. watchstanders from...

Coast Guard medevacs NOAA crewmember near Carrabelle, Fla.

Coast Guard medevacs NOAA crewmember near Carrabelle, Fla.
ARRABELLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel 60 miles southeast of Carrabelle, Wednesday. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a call at 6:20 p.m. from the master of the NOAA research vessel, Caretta, stating that a crewmember was in need of emergency medical attention. A flight surgeon was...

Coast Guard searching for two missing boaters between Charlotte Harbor and Carrabelle, Fla.

Coast Guard searching for two missing boaters between Charlotte Harbor and Carrabelle, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching for two missing boaters reported to be on a 39-foot boat between Charlotte Harbor and Carrabelle, Florida, Monday. Missing are Michael Forehand who is in his late 30’s and Lisa Harris, 48, from Carrabelle. At 11:21 a.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a call from Laurie Roberts, a friend of Harris, stating Forehand...

Coast Guard suspends search for four fishermen

Coast Guard suspends search for four fishermen
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended the search for four fishermen whose vessel reportedly caught fire and sank Monday. The search was suspended at approximately 1:20 p.m., Tuesday. Coast Guard search crews covered an area of 2,260 square miles from south Jacksonville Beach to St. Augustine since the initial distress call was made, Monday afternoon. The Coast Guard search lasted approximately...

Coast Guard crews, local agencies searching for vessel reported to be taking on water

Coast Guard crews, local agencies searching for vessel reported to be taking on water
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Coast Guard crews, along with personnel from other agencies, are searchng for the crew from a 37-foot fishing vessel that was reported to be taking on water Monday, approximately 11 miles east of St. Augustine. Joining the Coast Guard are crews with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, TowBoat US and a Navy vessel. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville...

Coast Guard crew rescues 8 near Anna Maria Island, Fla.

Coast Guard crew rescues 8 near Anna Maria Island, Fla.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., assist survivors out of the Jayhawk at the air station, Monday, May 18, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Coast Guard crew rescued eight people from an 30-foot after they began taking on water 33 miles west of Anna Maria Island, Florida, Monday. At 1:55 p.m. an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station...

Coast Guard saves 5 people after boat sinks 10 miles west of Crystal River, Fla.

Coast Guard saves 5 people after boat sinks 10 miles west of Crystal River, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued five people from the water after their 48-foot boat sank 10 miles west of Crystal River, Florida, Saturday night. At 9:27 p.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call via VHF-FM radio channel 16 from a man stating his boat was taking on water with a total of five people aboard, all wearing life jackets. A 29-foot Response...