Coast Guard rescues fisherman moments before boat sinks

Coast Guard rescues fisherman moments before boat sinks
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a fisherman Thursday from a 12-foot dinghy less than a mile west of Fort De Soto. At 7:48 p.m. watch standers from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received two mayday calls via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from a man stating he was beset by weather, taking on water and in need of emergency assistance. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast...

Coast Guard nationally certifies local maritime emergency responders

Naples area maritime emergency responders, and Coast Guard members from Station Fort Myers Beach and Air Station Clearwater are shown in front of an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at Naples (Florida) Municipal Airport, Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) NAPLES, Fla.— Coast Guard members hosted a National Association of Boating Law Administrator’s...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 55 miles east of Gloucester, Mass.

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 55 miles east of Gloucester, Mass.
BOSTON — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 55-year-old man suffering from chest pains Sunday evening 55 miles east of Gloucester. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received a report at around 6:30 p.m. that the master of the 75-foot fishing vessel America, homeported in Boston, was ill and in need of medical attention. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod...

Coast Guard rescues boater who was adrift over 13 hours west of Clearwater Beach

Coast Guard rescues boater who was adrift over 13 hours west of Clearwater Beach
Coast Guard crew members from Station Sand Key, Florida conclude a tow Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Clearwater Marina, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a boater Monday 18 miles west of Clearwater Beach after his sailboat’s engine and rudder failed, rendering the boat disabled and adrift since Sunday evening. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Command...

Coast Guard medevacs man from motor vessel west of Cape Charles, Va.

Coast Guard medevacs man from motor vessel west of Cape Charles, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man experiencing illness aboard a motor vessel in Chesapeake Bay Friday. The Coast Guard received a request for the medevac at approximately 7:15 p.m. from the 738-foot, Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel Evoikos Theo. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, arrived on scene with Evoikos Theo just west...

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 2 from downed aircraft near Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 2 from downed aircraft near Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan, AK – Coast Guard, Tribal and local partners responded to an emergency landing of a Beechcraft airplane with two people aboard in the vicinity of Annette Island, Alaska, Friday.Ketchikan Metlakatla police and fire rescue boat crews were first to arrive on scene and transported the two survivors to Metlakatla Clinic for medical care. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Juneau received...

Coast Guard ends search for missing boater west of Mission Bay

Coast Guard ends search for missing boater west of Mission Bay
SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard has ended its search for a missing boater after he was found safe, Wednesday. While watching news reports of the search for Garret Ferguson, a nurse at Scripps Mercy Hospital, in San Diego, recognized Ferguson as one of their patients. Upon verification that it was him, all search efforts were ended. Ferguson, 36, was presumed missing after an empty vessel was found approximately...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue man clinging to capsized boat off Cape Cod

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue man clinging to capsized boat off Cape Cod
BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a 36-year-old man this morning after his 10-foot aluminum boat capsized in Nantucket Sound. The man’s girlfriend notified the Coast Guard at around 1:20 a.m. that he had not returned home after venturing out on the Bass River earlier in the day. A 42-foot rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Chatham launched at around 2 a.m. to search for the man and was...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Hammond, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Hammond, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker who fell out of his kayak while paddling towards the Columbia River near Hammond, Oregon, Sunday. A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew successfully lifted the man from the piling and ferried him to shore where he was met by local emergency medical services and released on site. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River watchstanders...