Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco reaches 100th life saved in 2017

Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco reaches 100th life saved in 2017
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Lt. Matthew Udkow ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco personnel reached their 100th life saved in 2017, Nov. 12, when they medevaced a fisherman near Pescadero Point. “I am extremely proud of the hard work, training and dedication of the men and women of Air Station San Francisco,” said Capt....

Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay hosts additional helicopter, crews

Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay hosts additional helicopter, crews
HUMBOLDT BAY, Calif.— Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay is scheduled to receive 16 new crewmembers and a fourth helicopter Saturday. The temporary placement of an additional MH-65 helicopter and crews in Humboldt Bay is part of a wider reassignment of aircraft and personnel from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles, which is being decommissioned. “We welcome our shipmates and the new helicopter...

Coast Guard rescues boater after vessel runs aground near Santa Cruz

Coast Guard rescues boater after vessel runs aground near Santa Cruz
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard rescued a man after his vessel ran aground north west of Santa Cruz Island, Monday. At 6:55 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a Mayday call over VHF ch 16, from the 27-foot sailing vessel Ollie. The 67-year-old man aboard reported that his vessel had run aground and initially provided incorrect coordinates. However, with the Coast...

Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles aircrew rescues two kayakers near Catalina Island

Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles aircrew rescues two kayakers  near Catalina Island
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers in distress near Catalina Island, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a distress call at 5:15 p.m. from two kayakers exhibiting signs of exhaustion approximately 5 miles off Catalina Island. Watchstanders immediately launched a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles and...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Manhattan beach

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Manhattan beach
LOS ANGELES — At 8:25 a.m., the Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing swimming near Manhattan Beach. The Coast Guard launched several assets to assist with the search of a swimmer after he was reported missing Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Assets included Coast Guard Cutter Halibut, homeported in Marina del Rey, a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles and a 45-foot...

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Manhattan Beach

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Manhattan Beach
LOS ANGELES –– The Coast Guard is searching for a 25 year-old-male, after he was reported missing after entering the water at 5 p.m., Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received notification from Baywatch Redondo Beach of a possible missing swimmer near Manhattan Beach. The individual was reported as a black male wearing dark grey swimming shorts. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard continues search for missing boater near Rancho Palos Verdes

Coast Guard continues search for missing boater near Rancho Palos Verdes
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard continues an active search for boater reported missing from his vessel at 9 p.m., Friday, April 8, 2016 near Rancho Palos Verdes. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received notification of an anchored vessel 500 yards off Rancho Palos Verdes coast left unattended with personal effects onboard. The individual aboard is reported as a white...

Coast Guard conducts medevac of woman suffering decompression sickness

Coast Guard conducts medevac of woman suffering decompression sickness
LOS ANGELES –– The Coast Guard transferred a 51-year-old female off Catalina Island Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a call from the Isthmus dive chamber at 10:30 p.m., reporting a female experiencing decompression sickness was in need of further medical attention. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles was launched...

Coast Guard conducts non-maritime medevac of 36-year-old male off Catalina

Coast Guard conducts non-maritime medevac of 36-year-old male off Catalina
A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Los Angeles arrives at St. Mary’s Medical Center March 18, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Timothy Mosher. LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 36-year-old male off Catalina Island Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a call from the Catalina Island Medical Center in Avalon at about 4...