Coast Guard rescues 2 after plane crashes near Yankeetown

Coast Guard rescues 2 after plane crashes near Yankeetown
A single-engine plane sits in the water near End of County Road 40 Boat Ramp, Yankeetown, Florida, Wednesday, April 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason M. Andrade) YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two people Wednesday after their plane crashed in the water near Yankeetown. Rescued were a 19-year-old male from Longwood, who piloted the plane, and an 18-year-old...

Coast Guard rescues 2 after boat capsizes west of Cedar Key

Coast Guard rescues 2 after boat capsizes west of Cedar Key
USCG File Photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two people Saturday from a Sea Tow boat 26 miles west of Cedar Key. At 11:04 p.m. Friday watch standers from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a mayday call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from a man aboard a Sea Tow boat stating he was beset by weather, his tow line to a 33-foot fishing boat broke, and he was in need of...

Coast Guard rescues 3 after their boat capsizes near Crystal River

Coast Guard rescues 3 after their boat capsizes near Crystal River
USCG File Photo YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Wednesday after their vessel capsized near Crystal River. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Command Center watch standers were notified at 3:45 p.m. via 911 transfer stating two women and one man capsized about a mile north of the barge canal in Yankeetown. A boat crew aboard a 24-foot Rescue Boat from Coast Guard Station Yankeetown...

Coast Guard medevacs man from shrimp boat

Coast Guard medevacs man from shrimp boat
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon and Station Cortez medevac a 19-year-old man from a 78-foot shrimping boat 7 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevacked a 19-year-old man Wednesday from a shrimping boat 7 miles west of Egmont Key. At 10:07 a.m. watch standers from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg...

Coast Guard conducts 2 medevacs in under 7 hours

Coast Guard conducts 2 medevacs in under 7 hours
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced two people Friday, a 52-year-old man off a cargo ship 11 miles west of Egmont Key and a 47-year-old woman off a commercial fishing boat 35 miles west of Stump Pass. Watch standers at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg were notified at 10:45 a.m. Friday of a 52-year-old man suffering abdominal pain aboard the cargo ship Clipper Talent. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter...

Coast Guard rescues fisherman moments before boat sinks

Coast Guard rescues fisherman moments before boat sinks
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a fisherman Thursday from a 12-foot dinghy less than a mile west of Fort De Soto. At 7:48 p.m. watch standers from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received two mayday calls via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from a man stating he was beset by weather, taking on water and in need of emergency assistance. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast...

Coast Guard seeks public help to identify hoax callers

Coast Guard seeks public help to identify hoax callers
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard asks for the public’s help Friday to identify hoax callers in the Cape Coral area. For the past year, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watch standers received a steady stream of suspected or confirmed hoax radio calls along the Gulf Coast – the majority of the calls are within the Cape Coral area. The calls were made on VHF-FM marine band channel 16, a...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing near Pass-a-Grille

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing near Pass-a-Grille
ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended their search Thursday at 7:41 p.m. for two men missing near the Pass-a-Grille channel entrance since Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watch standers received a report Tuesday at 6:10 p.m. from the captain of the Jaguar, a 71-foot yacht, stating Andrew Dillman, 27, from New York, and Jie Luo, 21, from China, were missing from the boat. Fifteen...

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing males near Pass-a-Grille

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing males near Pass-a-Grille
ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue their search for two males missing near the Pass-a-Grille channel entrance. Missing are Andrew Dillman, 27 from New York, and Jie Lou, 21 from China. Coast Guard crews and partner agencies have conducted 22 searches over 419 square miles. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Andrew and Jie during this difficult...