Coast Guard crews locate person in the water

Coast Guard crews locate person in the water
PONCE DE LEON INLET, Fla. — The Coast Guard located a person in the water Sunday night approximately 22 miles off the coast of Ponce de Leon Inlet. Donnie Clark, a 45-year-old man, was found alive and in stable condition. Coast Guardsmen aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Station Ponce de Leon Inlet located Clark and pulled him aboard their boat. Clark was taken to Station Ponce de Leon Inlet...

Coast Guard rescues 1 adult, 1 child after boat capsizes off Ponce de Leon, Fla.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard rescued one adult and one child approximately 20-miles east of Ponce de Leon Inlet, Fla., after a 25-foot center console boat began sinking and later capsized Wednesday. Names of the rescued are not immediately available. The Coast Guard received a mayday distress call at approximately 11 a.m. Wednesday from the operator of the vessel who indicated his...

Station Ponce De Leon Inlet rescues man from Halifax River near Daytona Beach

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard rescued a 67-year old man from the Halifax River near Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday at approximately 4 a.m.

Station Ponce De Leon Inlet to receive Sumner I. Kimball Award

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Captain Andy Blomme, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Fla., will present the Sumner I. Kimball Award to the crew of Coast Guard Station Ponce De Leon Inlet Monday at 8:30 a.m. at a ceremony to recognize exceptional readiness posture.

Coast Guard rescues man trapped on island in Mosquito Lagoon

NEW SMYNRA BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard rescued a man trapped on a small island in Mosquito Lagoon near Kennedy Park Monday after he had fallen overboard from a fishing vessel Sunday evening.

Coast Guard suspends search for source of multiple flares near Ponce de Leon Inlet

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the source of multiple flares reported east of New Smyrna Beach.

Coast Guard responding to multiple flares off the coast of New Smyrna Beach

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard is responding to multiple flares approximately 10 to 30-miles off the coast of New Smyrna Beach.

Coast Guard rescues three people after vessel capsizes

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard rescued three people from the Halifax River near Daytona Beach Saturday at approximately 10:20 a.m. after strong winds caused a 16-foot Mitzi Skiff flats boat to capsize. Rescued were Carlton Seth, 30, Travis Ward, 31, and Jordan Wintz, 30, all residents of Port Orange, Fla. A good Samaritan spotted the three men in the water at approximately 9:50 a.m. and contacted...

Coast Guard rescue illustrates importance of safe boating practices

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard is reminding mariners the importance of boating safety and preparedness after rescuing four people from an 18-foot sailing vessel seven-miles north of Ponce Inlet, Fla., Wednesday.