Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns after 73-day counter-smuggling patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns after 73-day counter-smuggling patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Alert file photo ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned to its homeport of Astoria Monday after a 73-day, counter-smuggling deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The Alert completed a 13,740-mile patrol as a part of the U.S.’s joint military and law enforcement counter-drug task force which acts to stop the flow of illicit drugs into the U.S. The crew patrolled...

Coast Guard medevacs 64-year-old man from Naval Facility on San Nicolas Island

Coast Guard medevacs 64-year-old man from Naval Facility on San Nicolas Island
MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from FOB Point Mugu file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 64-year-old man from the naval facility on San Nicolas Island, Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 2:00p.m., San Nicolas Island Naval Facility personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders reporting a 64-year-old contractor...

Coast Guard searching for missing person in water near Cayucos

Coast Guard searching for missing person in water near Cayucos
A 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Morro Bay SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing man north of Morro Bay in the vicinity of Cayucos Sunday. Missing is Rene Monterrosa, a 67-year-old man reportedly wearing blue jeans and a blue jacket. At approximately 1:18 p.m., an acquaintance of Monterrosa notified Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Huntington Beach

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Huntington Beach
USCG MH-65 File Photo SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing swimmer in Huntington Beach Saturday. The Coast Guard searched throughout the night into Saturday morning utilizing the 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Los Angeles, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Forward Operating Base Mugu and the Coast Guard Cutter Haddock. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard medevacs 31-year-old man from vessel near Santa Barbara Island

Coast Guard medevacs 31-year-old man from vessel near Santa Barbara Island
MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter from FOB Point Mugu file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 31-year-old diver from a vessel near Santa Barbara Island, Tuesday. At approximately 11:03 a.m., a person aboard the 78-foot recreational sport fishing vessel, Alessa Leigh, contacted Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach reporting a 31-year-old...

Coast Guard medically evacuates woman from Catalina Island

Coast Guard medically evacuates woman from Catalina Island
MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter from FOB Point Mugu file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 34-year-old woman from Catalina Island early Monday. At approximately 4:50 a.m., Los Angeles Medical Alert Center notified Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders of the woman who fell ill and requested a MEDEVAC for a higher...

Coast Guard ends search for possible missing person in the water near Rancho Palos Verdes

Coast Guard ends search for possible missing person in the water near Rancho Palos Verdes
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard ended their search for a possible person in the water near Trump National Golf Course, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Tuesday. The search was suspended after a body matching the description of the person who was reported missing in the water was located and recovered approximately 100 yards away from the location where he was reported missing. The individual was...

Coast Guard conducts non-maritime medevac of 72-year-old man

Coast Guard conducts non-maritime medevac of 72-year-old man
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin file photo SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 72-year-old man from Catalina Airport to Long Beach Airport, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders received notification at 2 a.m., from Los Angeles County Medical Alert Center reporting that an elderly man had fallen on his stairs in his home and was experiencing severe head...

Coast Guard conducts non-maritime medevac of 7-month old baby

Coast Guard conducts non-maritime medevac of 7-month old baby
SAN PEDRO – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 7-mont old baby from Catalina Airport to Long Beach Airport, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders were notified by Baywatch Avalon at 4:28 a.m., that an infant was experiencing symptoms of pneumonia and had difficulty breathing. Watchstanders immediately launched a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Forward...