Coast Guard ends search for reported person in the water near Panama City

Coast Guard ends search for reported person in the water near Panama City
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher file photo NEW ORLEANS – With no reports of missing persons, the Coast Guard has ended its search for a reported person in the water near Panama City, Florida, Wednesday. The Coast Guard searched 998 miles for 26 hours. Coast Guard Station Panama City received a report...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Panama City

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Panama City
Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a reported person in the water near Panama City, Florida. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Station Panama City received a report at 7:30 p.m., Monday of a swimmer seen struggling, submerging and not resurfacing near south Panama City...

Coast Guard medevacs stabbing victims

Coast Guard medevacs stabbing victims
Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced two men who were reportedly stabbed aboard a fishing vessel 40 miles south of Pensacola, Florida, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report of two crewmembers reportedly being stabbed by a third crewmember aboard the commercial fishing vessel Billy B. Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 3 after boat sinks near Saint Andrews Pass

Coast Guard rescues 3 after boat sinks near Saint Andrews Pass
A Coast Guard Station Panama City boatcrew rescued three people from the water after their boat sank approximately 3 nautical miles east of Saint Andrews Pass, Florida, July 31, 2017. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued three people from the water after their boat sank near Saint Andrews Pass, Florida, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report of a vessel sinking approximately...

Coast Guard, other agencies searching for man off Panama City Beach

Coast Guard, other agencies searching for man off Panama City Beach
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a thirty-year-old man in the water off of Panama City Beach, Florida, near Shark’s Beachfront, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 1:39 p.m. of a Caucasian male wearing black and red shorts potentially in distress. He was reported to have entered the water and did not resurface. Assisting in the search are: –      ...

Coast Guard crews locate person in the water

Coast Guard crews locate person in the water
PONCE DE LEON INLET, Fla. — The Coast Guard located a person in the water Sunday night approximately 22 miles off the coast of Ponce de Leon Inlet. Donnie Clark, a 45-year-old man, was found alive and in stable condition. Coast Guardsmen aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Station Ponce de Leon Inlet located Clark and pulled him aboard their boat. Clark was taken to Station Ponce de Leon Inlet...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended its search efforts for a missing kayaker off the coast of Mayport, Tuesday evening. The Coast Guard searched more than 4,435 square miles for Garth Sangree. “Despite the exemplary efforts of our local, state and federal partners, we are unfortunately unable to bring Garth home,” said Capt. Thomas Allan, commanding officer of Coast Guard...

Coast Guard crews searching for missing Fernandina Beach swimmer

 Coast Guard crews searching for missing Fernandina Beach swimmer
ATLANTIC BEACH, Florida – Coast Guard boat, aircraft and cutter crews are searching for a 51-year-old Fernandina Beach, Florida, woman who went missing Friday night while swimming with three friends at North Fletcher Beach in Fernandina Beach. Nassau County Sheriff’s Office notified watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center at 9:45 p.m. Friday that one of the swimmers...

Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher holds change of command ceremony
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. — A change of command ceremony took place Friday aboard Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville as Lt. j.g. Melissa Martinelli relieved Lt. Morgan Fowler as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher. The Kingfisher is an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat with primary missions of search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, fisheries enforcement, marine environmental protection,...