Coast Guard spent $1.6 million on search for 4 missing boaters

Emily Nipps writes in Tuesday’s St. Petersburg Times ST. PETERSBURG — When four men were reported missing in the Gulf of Mexico Feb. 28, the U.S. Coast Guard launched a three-day search that covered more than 20,000 square miles. The search required 230 combined hours of Coast Guard aircraft, cutters and a motor life boat. The cost: $1.6 million. That figure, which the Coast Guard provided...

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing boaters

CLEARWATER, Fla – The Coast Guard suspended its search at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for the remaining three boaters who were reported missing after departing for their fishing trip off Clearwater Pass early Saturday.

Coast Guard continues search for three missing boaters

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard continues its search for three of four missing boaters who went missing about 50 miles west of Clearwater Pass Saturday.

Coast Guard Rescues Missing Boater, Continues Search for Three Others

By John J. Kruzel, American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON – The Coast Guard today rescued a boater whose vessel capsized in the Gulf of Mexico, and continues a high-profile search and rescue mission for three others who were onboard.