Coast Guard medevacs distressed hiker from Lost Coast Trail

Coast Guard medevacs distressed hiker from Lost Coast Trail
USCG File Photo SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 29-year-old female hiker Thursday from the Lost Coast Trail approximately 45 miles south of Humboldt Bay. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders at approximately 11 a.m., reporting an activated Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) by a distressed hiker needing...

Coast Guard rescues 1, searching for another approximately 30 miles west of Cay Sal

Coast Guard rescues 1, searching for another approximately 30 miles west of Cay Sal
USCG File Photo MIAMI – The Coast Guard rescued a man from a life raft and is searching for a female Monday approximately 30 miles west of Cay Sal, Bahamas. Missing is Isabella Hellman, a resident of Delray Beach, who was last seen at around 8 p.m. Sunday. Watch standers with the Seventh Coast Guard District Command Center received an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert from a catamaran...

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 3 from sailboat 1,200 miles offshore

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 3 from sailboat 1,200 miles offshore
BOSTON – The U.S. Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of three people Saturday after a Swedish-flagged, 32-foot sailing boat became disabled and demasted 1,200 miles east of Cape Cod. An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) aboard the sailboat AELA alerted Coast Guard watchstanders to the distress. The watchstanders promptly directed Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, in North Carolina,...

Coast Guard rescues man, his dog 30 miles off Horseshoe Beach

Coast Guard rescues man, his dog 30 miles off Horseshoe Beach
Jim Baxter, 50, and his dog, Freddy, sit on the bow of a Coast Guard Station Yankeetown 27-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat Thursday, April 27, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Andrade) YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 50-year-old man and his dog Thursday after the man’s sailboat became disabled near Horseshoe Beach. Rescued was Jim Baxter,...

Coast Guard urges boating safety common sense

Coast Guard urges boating safety common sense
Boston – The Coast Guard is reminding mariners Friday that as the air temperature is warming the water temperatures are still dangerously cold. With the rise in air temperature, the number of boaters, paddle craft users, and water enthusiasts taking to water activities also rises. Locally, water temperatures are still as low as 40 degrees. At this temperature, an average person who ends up in the...

Coast Guard medevacs man from grounded sailboat

Coast Guard medevacs man from grounded sailboat
A sailboat sits grounded on Mustang Island, about 5 miles south of Port Aransas, Texas, after the owner was medevaced for facial injuries Feb. 24, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Alexander. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard located and rescued an injured man after a mayday call was received from his grounded sailboat on Mustang Island, about 5 miles south...

Coast Guard suspends search for fishing vessel near St. George, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search for fishing vessel near St. George, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the crew of the fishing vessel Destination northwest of St. George, Alaska. Watchstanders from Coast Guard 17th District received an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon alert from F/V Destination early Saturday morning and deployed the Kodiak aircrews to commence the search. The aircrews located a debris field in the general...

Coast Guard rescues Austrian boater from life raft in the Atlantic Ocean

Coast Guard rescues Austrian boater from life raft in the Atlantic Ocean
Austrian boater Wolfgang Sloma at Coast Guard Air Station Boriquen after he was rescued Sunday from a life raft in the Atlantic Ocean. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod rescued an Austrian boater Sunday from a life raft in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 120 nautical miles northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Rescued is Wolfgang...

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 6 near Bermuda

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 6 near Bermuda
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Watchstanders with the 5th Coast Guard District in Portsmouth coordinated the rescue of six sailors from a catamaran approximately 275 miles southwest of Bermuda, Thursday. The watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert and notification from the Rescue Coordination Center in Bermuda that the 75-foot catamaran Ninah, with six people aboard, had reportedly...