Coast Guard responds to downed aircraft, locate 2 people deceased

Coast Guard responds to downed aircraft, locate 2 people deceased
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard along with partner agencies located the remains of two people involved in a downed aircraft incident Saturday approximately 20 miles east of St. Lucie Inlet. The Miami Air Traffic Control Center notified Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders of a suspected downed aircraft at approximately 11:45 a.m. The pilot...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people on disabled vessel near Port of St. Lucie

Coast Guard rescues 3 people on disabled vessel near Port of St. Lucie
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued three people aboard a disabled boat approximately 12 miles east of Port of St. Lucie, Sunday. At approximately, 5 a.m., the crew of the tug McAllister Sister notified Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders of a red meteor flare from a 23-foot center console. The watchstanders...

Coast Guard assists 5 people 7 miles east of Fort Pierce

Coast Guard assists 5 people 7 miles east of Fort Pierce
Coast Guard Cutter Finback file photo by AUX David Lau. MIAMI — The Coast Guard assisted five people with their 28-foot vessel that was taking on water Monday 7 miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Miami received a call from the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Finback at 3:32 p.m. stating they heard, over VHF-FM radio channel 16, a vessel with five people aboard were...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people from sinking vessel near Stuart, Florida

Coast Guard rescues 3 people from sinking vessel near Stuart, Florida
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued three people from a 27-foot boat taking on water Saturday 8 miles east of Stuart, Florida.  Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a call from a good Samaritan reporting the incident. A Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew arrived...

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for two snorkelers near Fort Pierce Inlet North Jetty

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for two snorkelers near Fort Pierce Inlet North Jetty
The Coast Guard is searching for two snorkelers near the Fort Pierce Inlet North Jetty in Miami, Nov. 11, 2017. Photo courtesy of a good Samaritan. MIAMI — The Coast Guard along with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office are searching for two snorkelers who were reportedly pushed out to sea near the Fort Pierce Inlet North Jetty Saturday. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater, 66, near Jensen Beach

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater, 66, near Jensen Beach
MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended their search Saturday for a boater who was reported overdue Monday. Missing is Stuart Savanuck, 66. Coast Guard crews suspended their search at 7:45 p.m. after covering more than 30,721 square miles between Port St. Lucie and West End, Bahamas. Savanuck left Jensen Beach Boat Rentals at 10 a.m. Monday in a 23-foot beige center-console rental boat, headed south to...

Coast Guard searching for overdue boater near Jensen Beach

Coast Guard searching for overdue boater near Jensen Beach
MIAMI – The Coast Guard is searching Wednesday for an overdue boater in the Intracoastal Waterway near Jensen Beach. Missing is Stuart Savanuck, 66. Savanuck left in a 23-foot beige center-console rental boat from Jensen Beach Boat Rentals, Monday at 10 a.m. heading south to fish and was scheduled to return that afternoon at approximately 5 p.m. A staff member from the Jensen Beach Boat...

Coast Guard suspends search for group of four overdue boaters in the vicinity of Stuart, Florida

Coast Guard suspends search for group of four overdue boaters in the vicinity of Stuart, Florida
MIAMI — Search-and-rescue crews have suspended the search and rescue operations for four people who were reportedly overdue in the vicinity of Stuart, Florida, since Sunday evening after three were found deceased and one was found alive Monday morning. Deceased are Willis Bell, age unknown; Fernandez Jones, 51; and Jayden Jones, 9. Robert Stewart, 45, was found alive on the beach south of St. Lucie...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue paddle boarder

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue paddle boarder
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the overdue paddle boarder who was last seen July 24, 2015. Missing is William Morlock, 58. “In this tragic time, our deepest condolences go to the family and friends of Mr. Morlock,”said Capt. Michael Long, the Coast Guard Sector Miami deputy commander. “We are pained that our tireless search efforts resulted in this heartbreaking end.” Morlock’s...