Coast Guard assists, good Samaritan rescues 2 boaters off Knight Key

Coast Guard assists, good Samaritan rescues 2 boaters off Knight Key
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard crewmembers transferred two boaters from this capsized 15-foot boat to Coast Guard Station Marathon, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — Coast Guard crewmembers transferred two boaters Monday to Coast Guard Station Marathon after they were rescued by a good Samaritan from...

Coast Guard medevacs a mariner near Marathon

Coast Guard medevacs a mariner near Marathon
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 57-year-old man from a sailing vessel, Thursday in Boot Key Harbor near Marathon. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Marathon received a notification from Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at...

Coast Guard rescues two people in water near Marathon

Coast Guard rescues two people in water near Marathon
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two people from the water Sunday after their vessel broke free of its mooring and grounded on Knights Key Shoal near Marathon, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a notification of three people in the water at approximately 2:20 p.m., and diverted a Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Long Key

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Long Key
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater Monday in the vicinity of Schooner Bank, near Long Key, Florida.  Missing is Greg Thomson, 75, who was last seen around Schooner Bank on a 19-foot skiff. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders were notified at approximately 8:40 p.m. Sunday that Thomson was missing. The...

Coast Guard medevacs possible heart attack victim from Money Key

Coast Guard medevacs possible heart attack victim from Money Key
Coast Guard  file photo. MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 75-year-old man Saturday from Money Key, Florida. Coast Guard Sector Key West Commander Center watchstanders received a call from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department at approximately 10:20 p.m. stating the man was experiencing heart attack-like symptoms while camping in the area. Coast Guard Station Marathon launched a 33-foot...

Federal, state and local agencies ensure safety, security of Florida Keys

Federal, state and local agencies ensure safety, security of Florida Keys
Members of Port Security Unit 308, based out of Kiln Mississippi, test radio communications after arriving to Naval Air Station Key West for Hurricane Irma response efforts, Sept. 14, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin R. Williams ORLANDO, Fla. — Coast Guard personnel are working alongside partner federal, state and local agencies in the Florida Keys to ensure the safety...

Coast Guard search and rescue assets return to Florida Keys, Rescue 21 towers operational

Coast Guard search and rescue assets return to Florida Keys, Rescue 21 towers operational
Crews from Station Islamorada and Station Marathon transit from Fort Myers, Florida, to Islamorada, Florida, Sept. 12, 2017 aboard response boat-mediums.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ORLANDO, Fla. – All Coast Guard small-boat and cutter search and rescue assets in addition to essential personnel assigned to units in the Florida Keys have returned to the Keys, Friday. Coast Guard assets and personnel...

Coast Guard assists 8 with boat taking on water near Channel Key

Coast Guard assists 8 with boat taking on water near Channel Key
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard assisted eight boaters after their boat began taking on water Monday in the vicinity of Long Key Bridge. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a call from the operator of the rented 29-foot Proline fishing boat stating they were taking on water and needed assistance. A Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard locates two missing boaters south of Marquesas Keys, Fla.

Coast Guard locates two missing boaters south of Marquesas Keys, Fla.
MIAMI — Two boaters who were reported missing off the coast of Marathon, Florida, were located by a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 aircrew Wednesday. Raymond and Davonna Churchill, from Marathon, Florida, were located southeast of Marquesas Keys, Florida, aboard their 41-foot sailing vessel. After locating the pair, the aircrew established a line of communication with the sailing vessel and...