Coast Guard medevacs man from parasailing boat near Fort Myers Beach

Coast Guard medevacs man from parasailing boat near Fort Myers Beach
Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevaced a 28-year-old man from a parasailing boat near Fort Myers Beach, Monday. At 1:22 p.m. Station Fort Myers Beach watchstanders received a distress call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from the captain of the 31-foot parasailing boat, The Mac. He reported suffering from...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 after boat capsizes

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 after boat capsizes
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two boaters Thursday after their 25-foot boat capsized 50 miles west of Naples. Rescued were Frederick Cunningham, 42, and James Nipper, 48. At 5:56 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a Mayday via...

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
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 Sanibel Island on Friday. At 7:36 p.m. Friday Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received...

Coast Guard rescues 2, partner agency assists 4 kayakers near Sanibel Causeway

Coast Guard rescues 2, partner agency assists 4 kayakers near Sanibel Causeway
Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers Monday after their kayak capsized about 1 mile north of the Sanibel Causeway. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach received a call via 911 transfer at 5:45 p.m. from one of the kayakers stating their group of six, two males and four females, were...

Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach to host open house

Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach to host open house
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach crewmembers and volunteers from U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Division 9, are scheduled to host the station’s fifth annual open house and safety fair at the station in support of National Safe Boating Week, Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In the coming weeks, increased traffic on the water is expected. Coast Guard stations...

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 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 suspends search for missing 63-year-old boater

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 63-year-old boater
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard suspended the search at 1:30 p.m. Friday for a missing 63-year-old man in the Gulf of Mexico after a fishing boat sank 70 miles south west of Fort Myers Beach. Missing is Dennis Grim, 63. Coast Guard and partner agencies conducted 19 searches covering...

Coast Guard rescues 3, searching for missing boater 70 miles south west of Fort Myers Beach

Coast Guard rescues 3, searching for missing boater 70 miles south west of Fort Myers Beach
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard is searching for a 63-year-old man in the Gulf of Mexico after a fishing boat sank 70 miles south west of Fort Myers Beach. At 3:59 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a distress call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from James Beeman, the captain aboard the 37-foot commercial...