Coast Guard responds to helicopter crash in Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to the crash of a helicopter in the Gulf of Mexico, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the initial report at 4:13 p.m., from boaters in the area, that a helicopter had crashed 35 miles southwest of Grand Isle. PHI Inc, the owner of the aircraft, reported that there was one person on board. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched...

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Saginaw, Mich.

CLEVELAND — A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, in Essexville, Mich., rescued three people in Saginaw Bay, Monday evening. All three people were wearing life jackets. There were no injuries reported. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received notification at about 5:40 p.m., of five people in the water who had gone swimming off of their recreational boat. Two were...

Coast Guard rescues 2 in Lake Michigan near Wilmette, Ill.

CLEVELAND — A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor, Ill., rescued two 14-year-old girls who had reportedly been ejected from a personal watercraft in Lake Michigan, Monday evening. Both were wearing life jackets. Their names are not being released. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee, were notified that the two girls were overdue at about 4 p.m., CDT....

Coast Guard ends search for boater near Kent Narrows, Md.

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard ended its search at 10:25 a.m. Monday for a 42-year-old man after the 21-foot boat he was aboard allided with a jetty in Kent Narrows, Md., Sunday. A crew from the Maryland Natural Resources Police recovered the man 10 yards away from the scene of the allision. A member of the Queen Anne’s County Fire Rescue contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 17-year-old swimmer near Long Branch, N.J.

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard has suspended its overnight search for a missing 17-year-old male who had been swimming in the waters off Pier Village in Long Branch, N.J., Sunday. The missing person is described as a light brown-skinned male wearing a white t-shirt and khaki shorts. He is 5′ 6″, 162 lbs. The Coast Guard requested first-light search assistance from Monmouth County, N.J.,...

Coast Guard suspends search for swimmer near Howell Point, Md.

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard suspended its search at 10:28 a.m. Monday for a 21-year-old man after he was reported missing while swimming in the vicinity of Howell Point, Md., Sunday. A member of the Aberdeen Proving Ground contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders at approximately 1:49 p.m. reporting boaters had stopped to go swimming and noticed the man was missing. A crew aboard a 25-foot...

Coast Guard, local authorities search for boater near Kent Narrows, Md.

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and local authorities are searching for a 42-year-old man after the 21-foot boat he was aboard allided with a jetty in Kent Narrows, Md., Sunday. A member of the Queen Anne’s County Fire Rescue contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore at approximately 11:30 p.m. reporting a boat with four people aboard had struck a jetty in Kent Narrows. A 50-year-old...

Coast Guard assists crew of vessel taking on water

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard assisted the crew of a vessel taking on water 30 nautical miles west of the entrance to the Columbia River, Sunday. The Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center received a distress call from the 36-foot commercial fishing vessel Elijah at approximately 8:30a.m. The vessel was taking on water and the crew was unable to determine the source of the leak. Station...

Coast Guard searching for missing 17-year-old swimmer near Long Branch, N.J.

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is searching for a 17-year-old boy in the waters near Long Branch, N.J., Sunday. At 5:55 p.m., the Long Branch Police Department requested a Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City to assist in the search for a 14-year-old male who had been swimming in the waters off Pier Village in Long Branch, N.J., had reportedly gone under and did...