Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 3 near Blount Island

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 3 near Blount Island
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); A Coast Guard Station Mayport boatcrew and good Samaritans rescue three people from the water April 23, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Mayport) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued three people from the water Monday after their vessel capsized...

Coast Guard rescues man from water near Cumberland Sound

Coast Guard rescues man from water near Cumberland Sound
Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file phto. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a man from the water Friday near Cumberland Sound. Rescued was 71-year-old Joe Gregory. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received notification at 1:45 p.m that an unmanned...

Coast Guard rescues overdue boaters 16 miles east of Jacksonville

Coast Guard rescues overdue boaters 16 miles east of Jacksonville
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard crews rescued two overdue boaters Thursday 16 miles east of Jacksonville. The boaters were reported overdue by family after they did not return from a fishing trip. A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules search plane crew located the boaters 16 miles east of Jacksonville at 6:09 p.m....

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew conducts Hurricane Irma relief efforts

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew conducts Hurricane Irma relief efforts
Damaged observed during an assessment of the St. John’s River by the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew in Mayport, Florida, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton began conducting Hurricane Irma relief efforts Tuesday on the east coast of Florida. The Hamilton crew arrived off the...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for person in the water in Downtown Jacksonville

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for person in the water in Downtown Jacksonville
USCG File Photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard, along with members of local agencies, are searching Friday for a person in the water in the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center were notified of the situation at 6:03 p.m. The initial report stated a person had fallen into the water off the Riverwalk, near the Acosta Bridge. A...

Coast Guard medevacs man after vessel grounding near Clapboard Creek

Coast Guard medevacs man after vessel grounding near Clapboard Creek
USCG File Photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevacked a 72-year-old man Monday after a vessel ran aground near Clapboard Creek. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watch standers received a call at 8:30 a.m. via VHF Channel 16 from the crew of the 46-foot vessel Northern Pearl stating they ran aground, and a passenger sustained a leg injury. A Coast Guard Station Mayport boatcrew...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters stuck on north Mayport jetty

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters stuck on north Mayport jetty
USCG File Photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Monday after the boaters’ fishing vessel became stuck on the north Mayport jetties. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watch standers received a call via VHF channel 16 at 8:29 p.m. from the crew of a 73-foot fishing vessel Privateer stating their vessel was taking on water. The two crew members stated their...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 fishermen after vessel sinks near St. John’s River inlet

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 fishermen after vessel sinks near St. John’s River inlet
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Coast Guard crews and a good Samaritan rescued four fishermen Sunday after their vessel sank near the St. John’s River inlet. Three fishermen swam to the nearby jetty and one was picked up in the water by a good Samaritan. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville watch standers received notification over VHF radio that a 15-foot fishing vessel with four fishermen aboard suddenly...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for missing 20-year-old off Ponte Verda Beach

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for missing 20-year-old off Ponte Verda Beach
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 20-year-old man is missing after he failed to resurface while swimming off Ponte Verda Beach, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received the initial report at 6:01 p.m., from St. Johns County Fire and Rescue stating that a young woman had watched her brother disappear underwater. The Coast Guard has launched rescue crews aboard a 29-foot Response Boat —...