Coast Guard rescues 2 after plane crashes near Yankeetown

Coast Guard rescues 2 after plane crashes near Yankeetown
A single-engine plane sits in the water near End of County Road 40 Boat Ramp, Yankeetown, Florida, Wednesday, April 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason M. Andrade) YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two people Wednesday after their plane crashed in the water near Yankeetown. Rescued were a 19-year-old male from Longwood, who piloted the plane, and an 18-year-old...

Coast Guard rescues 2 after boat capsizes west of Cedar Key

Coast Guard rescues 2 after boat capsizes west of Cedar Key
USCG File Photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two people Saturday from a Sea Tow boat 26 miles west of Cedar Key. At 11:04 p.m. Friday watch standers from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a mayday call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from a man aboard a Sea Tow boat stating he was beset by weather, his tow line to a 33-foot fishing boat broke, and he was in need of...

Coast Guard rescues 3 after their boat capsizes near Crystal River

Coast Guard rescues 3 after their boat capsizes near Crystal River
USCG File Photo YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Wednesday after their vessel capsized near Crystal River. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Command Center watch standers were notified at 3:45 p.m. via 911 transfer stating two women and one man capsized about a mile north of the barge canal in Yankeetown. A boat crew aboard a 24-foot Rescue Boat from Coast Guard Station Yankeetown...

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing near Cedar Key

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing near Cedar Key
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing Brooksville family near Cedar Key. Jasper Jerrels, 65, his fiancé Hue Singletary, and Jerrels’ 17-year-old son were aboard a single-engine plane en route from Brooksville to Cedar Key Sunday when they went missing. As of noon Tuesday, the Coast Guard and partner agencies conducted more than 30 searches, covering...

Coast Guard continues search for 3 missing near Cedar Key

Coast Guard continues search for 3 missing near Cedar Key
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard  continues to search Monday for three people missing aboard an aircraft that left Brooksville en route to Cedar Key Sunday. Missing are Jasper Jerrels, 65, Hue Singletary and Jerrels’ 17-year-old son. The Coast Guard and partner agencies conducted seven searches, covering more than 147 square nautical miles. At 5:21 p.m. Sunday, watch standers from...

Coast Guard searching for 3 aboard missing plane out of Brooksville, FLorida

Coast Guard searching for 3 aboard missing plane out of Brooksville, FLorida
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard is searching for three people who were aboard an aircraft that left Brooksville en route to Cedar Key. At 5:21 p.m. watch standers from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a report from the Flight Service Station Gainesville, stating a white and brown, single-engine aircraft failed to arrive in Cedar Key by noon. A flight plan was not filed. The Air Force...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Ocala boater

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Ocala boater
Petty Officer 3rd Class Arseniy Kushnir, an HC-130 Hercueles air crew member from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, searches the Gulf of Mexico for a missing 47-year-old man Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended the search Thursday for an Ocala boater reported missing off Horseshoe Beach. Mitchell Szegi, 47, departed in a 22-foot fishing...

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for overdue boater 40 miles south of Carrabelle

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for overdue boater 40 miles south of Carrabelle
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues to search Tuesday for an Ocala boater reported missing off Horseshoe Beach. Mitchell Szegi, 47, departed in a 22-foot fishing boat at noon Sunday from Horseshoe Beach and was scheduled to return Sunday night according to his wife. Watch standers at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received...

Coast Guard Station Yankeetown receives new officer-in-charge

Coast Guard Station Yankeetown receives new officer-in-charge
Captain Holly L. Najarian, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida, commander, oversees Chief Warrant Officer Robert B. Whitmore transfer command of Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, to Chief Petty Officer Eric B. Tookey during a change of command ceremony at the station Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson YANKEETOWN, Fla. —  Members of...