Coast Guard rescues 2 overdue near Big Coppitt Key

Coast Guard rescues 2 overdue near Big Coppitt Key
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two overdue boaters near Big Coppitt Key, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received notification of two teenagers on an overdue 16-foot skiff who were supposed to return to shore before sunset. The boat had no navigation lights or radio onboard. Watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard...

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Sunshine Bridge investigation

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Sunshine Bridge investigation
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a public hearing to consider evidence related to the Kristin Alexis formal marine casualty investigation beginning Monday, May 6, 2019, at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, Louisiana. The hearing will focus on the overhead strike of the Highway 70 Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, which severely impacted the local community...

83-year-old hoisted by Coast Guard aircrew near Newport, Oregon

83-year-old hoisted by Coast Guard aircrew near Newport, Oregon
Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 file photo by Andy Parker, Lincoln County Ropes Rescue Team. NEWPORT, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted an 83-year-old male in Newport, Monday evening, after receiving a request for assistance from a local fire rescue crew. A Coast Guard Air Facility Newport crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter hoisted the individual and transported him to awaiting emergency...

Interagency mass rescue exercise to take place on Kauai Friday

Interagency mass rescue exercise to take place on Kauai Friday
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Kauai Fire Department, HDOT Airports Division, HDOT Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Section, Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services, Kauai Police Department, American Medical Response, and Wilcox Medical Center are scheduled to conduct a full-scale mass rescue exercise Friday, April 26,...

Coast Guard medevacs woman after vessel strikes sandbar

Coast Guard medevacs woman after vessel strikes sandbar
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo.CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 55-year-old woman Sunday after the vessel she was on struck a sandbar in Five Fathom Creek near McClellanville. At 8:44 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a notification from Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch of a 16-foot skiff, which hit a sandbar with three...

Coast Guard suspends search for 63-year-old mariner near Norfolk

Coast Guard suspends search for 63-year-old mariner near Norfolk
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a 63-year-old missing mariner on the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia, Sunday night. The missing 63-year-old man, Paul Youngk, was reportedly aboard his vessel when it began taking on water and eventually capsized early Sunday morning. An MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water
NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water near Panama City Beach, Florida, Sunday. The Coast Guard and partner agencies searched approximately 1,281 square-nautical miles for over 27 hours but were unable to locate the missing man. “The Coast Guard searched diligently with our partner agencies to locate the missing man,” said Cmdr. Matthew Derrenbacher, a search...

Coast Guard searching for 63-year-old mariner near Norfolk

Coast Guard searching for 63-year-old mariner near Norfolk
29-foot Respoonse Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for 63-year-old Paul Youngk, who was last seen on his sailing vessel Grafin which had grounded off of Fort Norfolk on the Elizabeth River, Sunday morning. Mr. Youngk was reportedly aboard the Grafin when it began taking on water and eventually submerged below the water early...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water

Coast Guard searching for person in the water
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near Panama City Beach, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 7:17 p.m. Friday of a person in the water at Panama City Beach struggling to return to shore. The missing person was described...