Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Destin, Florida

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Destin, Florida
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing swimmer near Destin, Florida, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report at 2 p.m. of a missing swimmer last seen swimming 150 yards off the beach by Seagrove Place. Involved in the search are: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water in Lake Salvador, Louisiana

Coast Guard searching for person in the water in Lake Salvador, Louisiana
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Keegan. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water at Lake Salvador, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 6:50 p.m. Sunday of a 22-year-old male who reportedly entered the water without a personal flotation device on the northeastern end of Lake...

Coast Guard searching for suspected missing person off Kauai

Coast Guard searching for suspected missing person off Kauai
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA3 Luke Clayton HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Kauai Fire and Ocean Safety are searching for Vladimir Sukhoparov, 58, off of the Kauai Beach Resort, Lihue, Sunday. “Mr. Sukhoparov was last seen on a run wearing black swim trunks,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Leoan Concepcion, a Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstander....

Coast Guard medevacs 31-year-old man from fishing vessel

Coast Guard medevacs 31-year-old man from fishing vessel
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 31-year-old crewmember off a fishing vessel near Morgan City, Louisiana, Friday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from the fishing vessel Madness at 1:25 p.m. about a male crewmember sustaining a cut to his hand and requiring medical assistance. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard in Alaska urges public to immediately report vessels adrift

Coast Guard in Alaska urges public to immediately report vessels adrift
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard urges the boating public of Alaska to immediately call the Coast Guard in the event that a vessel is missing, floats away, or is suspected to be adrift. The Coast Guard has observed that during the summer months an increased number of boats, especially canoes, dinghies and kayaks, are swept away by incoming tides. There are areas in Alaska that can experience 30-foot...

Coast Guard, state and local authorities ramp up for Operation Dry Water in Alaska

Coast Guard, state and local authorities ramp up for Operation Dry Water in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard, in partnership with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, local, state and other federal law enforcement agencies are preparing for Operation Dry Water, July 5-7, 2019. Operation Dry Water is a national campaign focused on reducing the number of alcohol and drug related accidents and fatalities and fostering a stronger, more visible deterrent...

Coast Guard rescues 5 people from capsized boat in Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard rescues 5 people from capsized boat in Chesapeake Bay
A U.S. Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Cape Charles, Virginia transports five people back to shore after their boat capsized near the Old Plantation Flats Light near Cape Charles, June 20, 2019.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kenneth MacDougall) PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard rescued five people from the water after their boat capsized near the...

Coast Guard, local partners save 5 from capsized vessel off Kaneohe

Coast Guard, local partners save 5 from capsized vessel off Kaneohe
Five people are safe on shore after their 14-foot vessel capsized off Kaneohe, Oahu, Wednesday.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Morgan Tyler) HONOLULU — Five people are safe on shore after their 14-foot recreational vessel capsized off Kaneohe, Wednesday. Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services personnel launched and were the first on scene along with Waterfront Operations crews from...

Coast Guard assists YMCA kayakers near San Juan Islands

Coast Guard assists YMCA kayakers near San Juan Islands
Coast Guard Station Bellingham 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo SEATTLE— The Coast Guard assisted 11 kayakers from the YMCA Camp Orkila near the San Juan Islands Tuesday night. A 45-Foot Response Boata-Medium crew, from Coast Guard Station Bellingham pulled in the stranded group of camp counselors and transferred them back to a boat from the YMCA camp. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter,...