Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters from grounded sailing vessel near Altamaha Sound

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters from grounded sailing vessel near Altamaha Sound
Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file phto. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Friday from a grounded 31-foot sailing vessel near Altamaha Sound, Georgia. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified at 6:25 p.m. via VHF-FM radio channel 16...

Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen near St. Simons Island

Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen near St. Simons Island
A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescues three fishermen Thursday, May 18, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Savannah. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen Thursday after their vessel began taking on water near St. Simons Island, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watch standers received a call at 1:54 p.m....

Coast Guard rescues 4, dog after fishing vessel explodes near St. Simons Island Sound

Coast Guard rescues 4, dog after fishing vessel explodes near St. Simons Island Sound
U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued four fisherman Thursday after their vessel caught fire and exploded near St. Simons Island Sound. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Brunswick. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued four fisherman Thursday after the boat the four were on caught fire and exploded near St. Simons Island Sound, Georgia. A 45-foot Response Boat—Medium crew from Coast...

Coast Guard Station Brunswick hosts change of command

Coast Guard Station Brunswick hosts change of command
Chief Warrant Officer Rudy Radakovich, left, shakes hands with Senior Chief Petty Officer Justin Irwin during the Coast Guard Station Brunswick, Georgia, change of command ceremony, June 22, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sonya Norman BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The crew of Coast Guard Station Brunswick hosted a change of command, Wednesday, in Brunswick. During the ceremony, Chief...

Joint search effort locates body of missing man, search for wife continues

Joint search effort locates body of missing man, search for wife continues
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The body of a missing man was discovered, Tuesday, near the mouth of the Satilla River by personnel from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. A Georgia DNR boat crew discovered the body of Raymond Hutchins, 59, as the joint search and rescue effort continues for his wife, Laura Hutchins, 61. The Hutchins’ son reported the couple missing to watchstanders at Coast Guard...

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing near Blythe Island

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing near Blythe Island
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a man missing near Blythe Island Regional Park, Monday, at approximately 8:28 p.m., pending any new developments. Coast Guard crews have searched for Charles Johnson, 63, since Saturday morning, covering nearly 686 square nautical miles over a period of approximately 53.5 hours. “Suspending a search-and-rescue effort is a decision...

Coast Guard searching for missing husband, wife in Jekyll Sound, Georgia

Coast Guard searching for missing husband, wife in Jekyll Sound, Georgia
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A Coast Guard-led search effort has discovered an empty boat belonging to a missing husband and wife near the north end of Jekyll Sound, Georgia, Monday. Missing is Raymond and Laura Hutchins. The Hutchins’ son reported the couple missing to watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Brunswick at approximately 9:20 a.m., saying that the couple hadn’t returned from a boating trip....

Coast Guard searching for missing 63-year-old man near Brunswick

Coast Guard searching for missing 63-year-old man near Brunswick
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The Coast Guard is searching for a 63-year-old man when it was reported that he hadn’t returned from a fishing trip and an initial search discovered his unmanned boat off Blythe Island, Georgia, Saturday. Missing is Charles Johnson, 63. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston were notified of the situation by Johnson’s wife at 3 p.m., on Saturday, reporting that...

Coast Guard locates missing boater, continues to search for second man

Coast Guard locates missing boater, continues to search for second man
ALTAMAHA SOUND, Ga. — One of two missing boaters was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew, Sunday, approximately 12 miles east of Altamaha Sound. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah helicopter crew spotted Cliff Morgan, one of the two boaters, clinging to the overturned 19-foot white center console pleasure craft. The crew deployed a rescue swimmer and hoisted Cliff at approximately 2:20 p.m....