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 medevacs lone sailor and dog, helps bring sailboat home

Coast Guard medevacs lone sailor and dog, helps bring sailboat home
Walter Smith stands with Petty Officer Graham Smith and Walter’s dog after Petty Officer Smith medevaced them from their sailboat about 40 miles off Port Aransas, Texas, November 15, 2016.  Photo courtesy of the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Fire Department. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard rescue swimmer made his first rescue Tuesday, when he helped a man suffering from chest pains...

Coast Guard rescues 3 men, 2 dogs off Padre Island National Seashore

Coast Guard rescues 3 men, 2 dogs off Padre Island National Seashore
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard picked up three men and two dogs from Padre Island National Seashore after their vehicles became disabled on the beach Wednesday. At approximately 9 p.m., the wife of Derik Donald called watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Command Center to request help for him and his two dogs who were stuck on the beach in a disabled vehicle as the tide...

Coast Guard rescues 2 sailors on Matagorda Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 sailors on Matagorda Island
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew and boatcrew rescued two men, a father and son, from their disabled sailboat on the beach near Matagorda Island late Sunday. At approximately 11 p.m., watch standers at the Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi command center and Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor received notification from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center...

Coast Guard medevacs 38-year-old man north of Mansfield Jetties

Coast Guard medevacs 38-year-old man north of Mansfield Jetties
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued a 38-year-old man, Saturday, whose boat became disabled 10 miles north of the Mansfield Jetties. At approximately 11 p.m., Friday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a distress call from a man on VHF Channel 16 stating he was experiencing medical issues and that two friends boating with him had swam to shore to look for help...

Coast Guard rescues 2 men, 1 child from sinking boat

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued three people from their sinking boat in Nueces Bay, Sunday. At approximately 1 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a report that a pleasure craft, with two adults and a 10-year-old child, could not start, was taking on water and sinking in Nueces Bay. The boaters were unsure of their exact location and feared for their safety. A...

Coast Guard rescues 2 Navy pilots after aircraft crash

Coast Guard rescues 2 Navy pilots after aircraft crash
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued two Navy pilots Thursday morning after their T-34C Turbo Mentor aircraft crashed approximately 2 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Naval Air Station Corpus Christi called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders requesting assistance after their aircraft crashed at approximately 10:20 a.m. The Coast Guard immediately launched crews aboard...

Coast Guard rescues 46-year-old man in Corpus Christi Bay

Coast Guard rescues 46-year-old man in Corpus Christi Bay
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued a 46-year old man after his sailboat overturned in Corpus Christi Bay, Wednesday. At approximately 11 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report from Naval Air Station Corpus Christi that a T-34 training aircraft spotted an overturned sailing vessel. Sector watchstanders diverted a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, which located...

Coast Guard jet crewmember hospitalized by laser pointer

Coast Guard jet crewmember hospitalized by laser pointer
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The crew of a Coast Guard Guardian jet was targeted by a laser while flying off Portland, Texas, during a critical phase on an instrument approach into Corpus Christi International Airport, Monday. “Whether this happened to our Coast Guard aircraft flying on a search and rescue mission, a student Navy pilot just learning to fly, or an air liner carrying a plane full of passengers,...