Coast Guard searches for missing swimmer near Matagorda Bay, Texas

Coast Guard searches for missing swimmer near Matagorda Bay, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a swimmer who went missing Saturday afternoon off Matagorda Beach a quarter mile east of the Colorado River. Missing is a 24-year-old man, last seen wearing a white shirt and white shorts. At 4:10 p.m., the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department called Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders...

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to the report of a vessel taking on water in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 10:28 a.m. of a 22-foot vessel taking on water with one man and a dog aboard in Lake Pontchartrain between the Highway 11 Bridge and the I-10 Twin Span Bridge. Sector New Orleans...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing airplane 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas

Coast Guard suspends search for missing airplane 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard Webber file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. MIAMI – The Coast Guard suspended the search at 8:45 p.m. Thursday for four people 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas. Missing are Jennifer Blumin, 40, from New York City, Nathan Ulrich, 52, from Lee, New Hampshire, and Blumin’s 3-year-old and 4-year-old sons. “This was a swift and significant...

Coast Guard suspends search for woman 30 miles west of Cay Sal, Bahamas

Coast Guard suspends search for woman 30 miles west of Cay Sal, Bahamas
USCG File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended their search at 8:45 p.m. Thursday for a missing woman 30 miles west of Cay Sal, Bahamas. Missing is Isabella Hellman, 41, of Delray Beach. “Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Ms. Hellman in this difficult time,” said Capt. Aldante Vinciguerra, chief of response for the Coast Guard Seventh District. “Suspending...

Coast Guard continues search for survivors from missing airplane east of Eleuthera, Bahamas

Coast Guard continues search for survivors from missing airplane east of Eleuthera, Bahamas
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. MIAMI – The Coast Guard continues to search for survivors Wednesday 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas, from an airplane that was reported missing Monday. Missing are Jennifer Blumin, 40, from New York City, Nathan Ulrich, 52, from Lee, New Hampshire, and Blumin’s 3-year-old and 4-year-old sons. At...

Coast Guard, local agencies suspend search for person in the water

Coast Guard, local agencies suspend search for person in the water
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a person in the water in the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker 164 to mile marker 110 near Gramercy, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call from the Tug Miss Courtney that a crewmember had gone missing. He was last seen at approximately 11:15 p.m., Sunday. Involved in the search was: Coast...

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 suspends search for missing boater near Rockport, Texas

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Rockport, Texas
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard suspended a search Monday for a boater who was reported missing by a good Samaritan over the weekend in Copano Bay. Missing is Kevin Ferrel, 53, of Rockport. Searches were conducted by crews aboard Texas Parks and Wildlife Department boats, Sea Tow boats, Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopters and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry...

Coast Guard closes stretches of Mississippi River to vessel traffic from Chester to Cairo

Coast Guard closes stretches of Mississippi River to vessel traffic from Chester to Cairo
PADUCAH, Ky. – The Coast Guard closed a portion of the Upper Mississippi River to all vessel traffic near Cairo, Ill., Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley has closed traffic at 12:30 p.m. from mile marker 33 (Lens Small Levee) to mile marker 109.9 (Chester Highway Bridge, Ill.), due to high water levels and fast currents. “Our primary goal is to support the states, local community, and our...