Coast Guard rescues overdue kayaker stranded on the uninhabited island

Coast Guard rescues overdue kayaker stranded on the uninhabited island
The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 rescue helicopter rescued overdue kayaker Josh Kaufman (center) during the morning of March 17, 2017. (Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard rescue helicopter rescued overdue kayaker, Josh Kaufman, Friday morning, after he was located stranded on the uninhabited island of Desecheo, Puerto Rico. Kaufman, 25,...

Coast Guard searching for overdue kayaker off Rincon, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard searching for overdue kayaker off Rincon, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and local agency rescue crews are searching Friday for an overdue kayaker off Puerto Rico. Missing is Josh Kaufman, 25, a resident of Fla. visiting his family in Puerto Rico, who was last seen at 2p.m. Thursday going out on a green kayak from “Punta Rincon” and was reported to be wearing black swim trunks and not wearing a life jacket. Coast Guard Sector San...

Coast Guard recovers surfer’s body off Maria Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard recovers surfer’s body off Maria Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard rescue helicopter recovered Monday the body of a surfer just off Maria Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico. The deceased surfer reportedly is a 68-year-old man, U.S. citizen and resident of “La Cambija,” Rincon. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a call from 911 emergency services and the National Coast Guard Command Center...

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
A 23-foot wellcraft vessel sit aground Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 near Punta Aguila, Cabo Rojo.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen CABO ROJO, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard performs emergency medical evacuation of boating accident victim near Punta Aguila. Sunday evening, Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center received a call via 911 that the operator of a 23-foot wellcraft...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from MS Koningsdam cruise ship near Puerto Rico

Coast Guard medevacs woman from MS Koningsdam cruise ship near Puerto Rico
The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Air Station Borinquen medevaced a 68-year-old woman Wednesday morning from the MS Koningsdam cruise ship, approximately 36 nautical miles off Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard medevaced a 68-year-old woman Wednesday morning from the  cruise ship MS Koningsdam, approximately 36 nautical miles north northwest...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship MSC Divina passenger

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship MSC Divina passenger
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard suspended its search Tuesday at 9:55 p.m. for a cruise ship missing passenger from the MSC Divina near San Juan. The missing was Jean Pierre Knorr, 74. “Suspending a search is never an easy decision to make and it’s one we take seriously,” said Capt. Robert W. Warren, Coast Guard Sector San Juan commander. “Our thoughts and prayers...

Coast Guard searching for MSC Divina cruise ship passenger suspected of going overboard

Coast Guard searching for MSC Divina cruise ship passenger suspected of going overboard
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard is searching for a passenger from the MSC Divina cruise ship, who is suspected of going overboard early Monday morning in waters north of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Jeon Pierre Knorr, 74, a French citizen was reportedly last seen by his wife at approximately 3 a.m. going out to the couple’s room balcony to take some fresh air.  The circumstances surrounding...

Coast Guard medevacs man from Harmony of the Seas cruise ship near San Juan

Coast Guard medevacs man from Harmony of the Seas cruise ship near San Juan
A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew approaches the Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas cruise ship to medevac a 91-year-old man, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photos courtesy of Air Station Borinquen SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard medevaced a 91-year-old man Sunday from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship 35 miles north of San Juan. Watchstanders with...

Coast Guard rescues distressed surfer off Wilderness Beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues distressed surfer off Wilderness Beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter rescued a distressed surfer Tuesday morning just off Wilderness Beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The rescued surfer was reported to be a U.S. citizen on vacation in Puerto Rico. The surfer was initially located by the crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen helicopter that was flying a training mission when they...