Coast Guard concludes search for man located alive near Machipongo, Va.

Coast Guard concludes search for man located alive near Machipongo, Va.
Coast Guard Cutter Mako file photo photo by AUX David Lau PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard concluded its search for a Norfolk man after he was located alive near Machipongo Sunday. Wesley Schoonmaker was discovered by a good Samaritan after Schoonmaker came ashore with his raft at a Machipongo beach near the person’s home and walked into their backyard. The good Samaritan called Eastern Shore...

Coast Guard assists 4 aboard boat taking on water in northern VA

Coast Guard assists 4 aboard boat taking on water in northern VA
From left to right: Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Collins, Petty Officer 1st Class Kendall Story, Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Nieves, Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Ford and Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin Packett pose with the owner of the 36-foot vessel that they helped dewater near the mouth of the Rappahannock River in Virginia, Oct. 7, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) PORTSMOUTH,...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing teenager off Gloucester Point, VA

Coast Guard suspends search for missing teenager off Gloucester Point, VA
Coast Guard Cutter Flying Fish file photo by Sean McGrath PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing teenager off Gloucester Point, Virginia, at 11:00 a.m. Saturday. The Coast Guard began searching when Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders in Portsmouth were notified at about 4:40 p.m. Friday that a 13-year-old boy went missing while swimming with family members...

Coast Guard, other agencies search for missing teenager off Gloucester Point, VA

Coast Guard, other agencies search for missing teenager off Gloucester Point, VA
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a missing teenager off Gloucester Point, Virginia, Friday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth were notified at about 4:40 p.m. that a 13-year-old went missing while swimming with family members at Gloucester Point Beach. The missing...

Coast Guard rescues sailor caught in storm 10 miles southwest of Tangier Island, VA

Coast Guard rescues sailor caught in storm 10 miles southwest of Tangier Island, VA
USCG File Photo MILFORD HAVEN, Va. — A U.S. Coast Guard Station Milford Haven boatcrew rescued a man early Tuesday morning 10 miles southwest of Tangier Island, Virginia. Coast Guard Station Milford Haven watchstanders received a report that the sailboat, Sweet Revenge, had struck a submerged object and was taking on water in stormy weather with one man aboard. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew...

Coast Guard rescues 4 near Gloucester Point, VA

Coast Guard rescues 4 near Gloucester Point, VA
USCG File Photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Milford Haven rescued four people Monday evening after their boat began taking on water near Gloucester Point. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders received a report from a good Samaritan vessel about a 21-foot boat taking on water with three adults and one child aboard. Station Milford Haven diverted a 29-foot Response...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in York River, Va.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in York River, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and other agencies suspended the search Tuesday for a man last seen in Gloucester Point near the Gloucester Point Boat Ramp. Missing is 58-year-old Michael Ballard of Montpelier, Hanover County, who did not return from his Monday kayaking trip. Crews from Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, Coast Guard Station Milford Haven, Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City ,...

Coast Guard, others search for missing man in York River, Va.

Coast Guard, others search for missing man in York River, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a missing man Tuesday in the York River who was last seen in Gloucester Point near the Gloucester Point Boat Ramp. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth were notified at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday by the Virginia Marine Police that 58-year-old Michael Ballard was reported missing after he did not return from...

Coast Guard uses kayak to rescue 2 from grounded boat near Deltaville, Va.

Coast Guard uses kayak to rescue 2 from grounded boat near Deltaville, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two people Sunday from a grounded boat near Deltaville. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Milford Haven in Hudgins received a call from Middlesex County dispatchers at about 1:15 a.m., stating a 40-foot pleasure craft was aground in Jackson Creek with two men aboard, including a 75-year-old man who required medication. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard...