Coast Guard assists 4 adults, 2 children from aground boat near Sanibel Island

Coast Guard assists 4 adults, 2 children from aground boat near Sanibel Island
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); A Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach assists a Cape Coral family of six after their boat ran aground June 15, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted a Cape Coral family of six, including two children, after their boat ran aground four miles southwest of...

Coast Guard medevacs man from boat 52 miles west of Homosassa River

Coast Guard medevacs man from boat 52 miles west of Homosassa River
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 78-year-old man Thursday from a boat 52 miles west of Homosassa River. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a distress call at 1:21 p.m. via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16. A crewmember...

Coast Guard medevacs man from Majesty of the Sea in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard medevacs man from Majesty of the Sea in Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg boatcrew  medevacs a 40-year-old man suffering from chest pains Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Logan Mullins) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 39-year-old man Wednesday from a cruise ship approximately 8 miles south of Port Tampa Bay. Medevaced was Rushan Pain, 39. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Command Center...

Coast Guard searching for two missing boaters near Pine Island

Coast Guard searching for two missing boaters near Pine Island
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching Saturday for two missing boaters near Pine Island, Hernando County. Missing are James Hansen, 29, from Weeki Wachee, and Tyler Gomez, 27. At 8:30 a.m. Saturday Coast Guard Station Yankeetown watchstanders received a call from James Hansen’s finance, Jessica Honovik, reporting...

Coast Guard rescues man after canoe overturns near Sanibel Causeway

Coast Guard rescues man after canoe overturns near Sanibel Causeway
29-foot Response Boat-Small U.S. Coast Guard file photo FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a man from the water after his canoe overturned near Sanibel Causeway, Saturday. Rescued was Stephen Bivona. At 12:05 a.m. Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach received a Maritime Emergency Response Team activation for an overturned kayak with a person in the water. After swimming to land, Dean...

Coast Guard assists medevac of man 6 miles west of Anclote River

Coast Guard assists medevac of man 6 miles west of Anclote River
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew arrives to assist an 83-year-old man  suffering from symptoms of shock, Thursday, May 3, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ANCLOTE, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted an 83-year-old man Thursday from a passenger boat 6 miles west of the Anclote River. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center received a call via...

Coast Guard finds missing boater 35 miles west of Cedar Key

Coast Guard finds missing boater 35 miles west of Cedar Key
Coast Guard V-130 Hercules aircraft file photo CEDAR KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard located a missing 53-year-old woman aboard her 22-foot boat 35 miles west of Cedar Key, Tuesday. Rescued was Doreen Bauer, 53. At 7:41 p.m. Monday, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a call from Oliver Bauer, stating his wife left Cedar Key Marina aboard a 22-foot pontoon boat and had not returned....

Coast Guard medevacs 66-year-old man from fishing boat

Coast Guard medevacs 66-year-old man from fishing boat
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevaced a 66-year-old man from a 90-foot fishing boat 40 miles southwest of Fort Myers Beach, Thursday. Rescued was Alfredo Simon, 66, from Fort Myers. At 2:44 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel...

Coast Guard rescues 55-year-old man 1 mile west of Aripeka

Coast Guard rescues 55-year-old man 1 mile west of Aripeka
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ARIPEKA, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 55-year-old man from a 25-foot boat Saturday approximately 1 mile west of Aripeka. Rescued was Jeffrey Statkus, 55, from Brooksville. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a 911 relay from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 10:41 p.m., Friday stating Statkus...