Coast Guard medevacs diver 26 miles northwest of Anclote River

Coast Guard medevacs diver 26 miles northwest of Anclote River
A Coast Guard Station Sand Key boatcrew medevacs a diver 26 miles northwest of Anclote River, Florida, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 38-year-old diver 26 miles northwest of Anclote River, Thursday. Rescued was Nick Lichatz, 38. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a call at 12:33 p.m. via VHF-FM marine band...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat 80 miles west of Hernando

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat 80 miles west of Hernando
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 28-year-old man from a fishing boat 80 miles west of Hernando, Thursday. At 2:15 p.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from crewmembers aboard the 70-foot commercial fishing boat, Rooster, stating a fellow crewmember had fallen aboard...

Coast Guard medevacs unconscious diver 31 miles west of Naples, Florida

Coast Guard medevacs unconscious diver 31 miles west of Naples, Florida
A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach medevacs a 26-year-old man from the 27-foot dive boat, Reel Cowboy, 31 miles west of Naples, Florida, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. —The Coast Guard medevaced a 26-year-old man from a dive boat 31 miles west of Naples, Florida, Sunday. At 12:40 p.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg...

Coast Guard rescues mariner after boat starts sinking in San Carlos Bay

Coast Guard rescues mariner after boat starts sinking in San Carlos Bay
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach dewater a 40-foot boat, named Loki, in San Carlos Bay, Florida, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a man Tuesday after his boat started sinking in San Carlos Bay. At 5:51 p.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel...

Coast Guard offloads about 1 ton of cocaine in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard offloads about 1 ton of cocaine in St. Petersburg
Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Pelican  offload approximately one ton of cocaine, worth an estimated $23 million wholesale, in St. Petersburg, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Pelican offloaded approximately one ton of cocaine, worth an estimated $23 million wholesale,...

Coast Guard assists 3 boaters 17 miles north west of Suwannee River

Coast Guard assists 3 boaters 17 miles north west of Suwannee River
Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean J. Baker, a 27-foot Utility Boat-Medium (UT-M) crewmember from Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, uses a marine band radio aboard the boat 17 miles north west of Suwannee River, Florida, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Michael Clark) YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted three mariners Sunday aboard a disabled 23-foot boat approximately 17...

Coast Guard suspends search for boater off Mead Point

Coast Guard suspends search for boater off Mead Point
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo CORTEZ, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended their search Sunday evening for a boater missing 5 miles north west Mead Point since Friday. At approximately 6:15 p.m. Friday, watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a report from the wife of Fraser Horne, 63, from Calgary, Canada and resident of Cortez during the...

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for boater near Mead Point

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for boater near Mead Point
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CORTEZ, Fla. – The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to search Saturday for a 63-year-old boater near Mead Point. Missing is Fraser Horne, 63, from Cortez. At approximately 6:15 p.m. Friday, watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a report from Horne’s wife stating her husband departed from Egmont Key aboard his...

Coast Guard, Air Force unite for Great American Teach-In at Pinellas County schools

Coast Guard, Air Force unite for Great American Teach-In at Pinellas County schools
Service members take a moment for group photo Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Cross Bayou Elementary School during the fourth annual Great American Teach-In – Tour Across Pinellas.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — Service members stationed at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg and MacDill Air Force Base spoke at numerous Pinellas County...