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 suspends search for missing boater near Rockport, Texas

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Rockport, Texas
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard suspended a search Monday for a boater who was reported missing by a good Samaritan over the weekend in Copano Bay. Missing is Kevin Ferrel, 53, of Rockport. Searches were conducted by crews aboard Texas Parks and Wildlife Department boats, Sea Tow boats, Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopters and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry...

Coast Guard continues to search for missing boater in Copano Bay

Coast Guard continues to search for missing boater in Copano Bay
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and SeaTow continued the search Sunday for a boater who was reported missing by a good Samaritan in Copano Bay. Missing is Kevin Ferrel, 53. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department boat crews, Sea Tow boat crews, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi and small boat crews from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Corpus Christi, Texas
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for a recreational boater who went missing Saturday afternoon in Copano Bay. Missing is Kevin Ferrel, 53, was last seen wearing blue jeans and a long sleeve white shirt. At 2:02 p.m., a good Samaritan called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi to report a small pleasure craft found idling with a fishing pole and cell phone in it,...

Coast Guard hoists 4 boaters from water near Port Mansfield, Texas

Coast Guard hoists 4 boaters from water near Port Mansfield, Texas
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted four people to safety after their boat capsized 15 miles north of Port Mansfield, Sunday morning. At approximately 3:30 a.m., Coast Guard Station South Padre Island watchstanders contacted Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and reported that an 18-foot boat with four people aboard had capsized in three feet...

Coast Guard searching for missing cruise ship Liberty of the Seas crew member

Coast Guard searching for missing cruise ship Liberty of the Seas crew member
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing cruise ship crew member approximately 170 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, Monday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Eighth District command center in New Orleans received a report at 4:30 a.m. that a 39-year-old Filipino crew member aboard the cruise ship Liberty of the Seas was missing and was last seen at 1:30 a.m., Monday, on the ship’s...

Coast Guard assists as good Samaritans rescue 4 adults, 2 children

Coast Guard assists as good Samaritans rescue 4 adults, 2 children
Coast Guard helicopter crews responded to a capsized boat with four adults and two children and coordinated their rescue at the mouth of Baffin Bay April 11, 2017. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew responded to a capsized boat with four adults and two children aboard and coordinated their rescue at the mouth of Baffin Bay Monday. At 1:15 p.m., Sea Tow dispatchers called Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from grounded shrimp boat

Coast Guard rescues 3 from grounded shrimp boat
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted three men off of a disabled shrimp boat that grounded early Tuesday morning near Pass Cavalo, about 5 miles southeast of Port O’Connor. Monday at 11:21 p.m., Calhoun County Sherrif’s office called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and reported the Scatterbrain, a 67-foot shrimp boat with three people aboard,...

Coast Guard medevacs adult, child from car accident

Coast Guard medevacs adult, child from car accident
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced two victims of a car accident from a remote location on Matagorda Peninsula, near Pierce Airfield, Saturday. At 6:19 p.m., Matagorda County Sheriff’s office called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders to request assistance to medevac a 12-year-old boy with a hip injury and a 30-year-old woman with a knee...