Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Alton, Indiana

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Alton, Indiana
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in the Ohio River near Alton, Indiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report around 12 p.m EST that a deckhand from a towing vessel had gone overboard without a life jacket, somewhere between mile marker 675 and mile marker 700. The male deckhand is described to be in his 50s, about 280 pounds,...

Coast Guard medevacs man 14 miles off Oak Island, North Carolina

Coast Guard medevacs man 14 miles off Oak Island, North Carolina
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Keegan. OAK ISLAND, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 49-year-old man reportedly suffering from chest pains and shortness of breath approximately 14 miles south of Oak Island, North Carolina, Sunday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina initially received the report via VHF-FM channel 16, and...

Coast Guard medevacs man suffering from leg laceration off Oregon Inlet

Coast Guard medevacs man suffering from leg laceration off Oregon Inlet
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal file photo. OREGON INLET, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 41-year-old male who suffered a laceration on his leg while aboard a 25-foot vessel located 34 miles off Oregon Inlet, Friday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders received the distress call on VHF channel 16, and Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal, who was seven miles away...

Coast Guard assists disabled vessels near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard assists disabled vessels near Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Station Freeport 25 Foot Response Boast-Small File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted two disabled vessels approximately 10 and seven miles offshore Freeport, Texas, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of a towing vessel that had become disabled approximately 10 miles offshore. A Coast Guard Station Freeport boat crew was launched to the scene...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter, rescues 2 on disabled jet ski near Venetian Causeway Bridge

Coast Guard halts illegal charter, rescues 2 on disabled jet ski near Venetian Causeway Bridge
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted an illegal charter Thursday while assisting two boaters in a disabled vessel near Venetian Causeway Bridge. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a report from a good Samaritan of a disabled jet ski with two people aboard pinned against a bridge piling. Watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard and Northeast partners team up for Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard and Northeast partners team up for Operation Dry Water
BOSTON − The Coast Guard and Northeast partner agencies are scheduled to participate in Operation Dry Water, a national campaign aimed at preventing boating accidents resulting from boating under the influence. The campaign, which runs from July 3 – 5, comes during a noted increase in boats on the water and boating accidents. As of June 26, 2020, fatal boating accidents in the Northeast have doubled...

Coast Guard reminds boaters not to use flares as part of Fourth of July celebrations

Coast Guard reminds boaters not to use flares as part of Fourth of July celebrations
A signal flare burns bright enough to light up the shores during a flare training exercise held at Coast Guard Station Rio Vista U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard reminds boaters not to use flares as fireworks aboard their vessels as part of Fourth of July celebrations this weekend. Fireworks can be mistaken as distress signals, and flares...

Coast Guard conducts 2 medevacs in Key West

Coast Guard conducts 2 medevacs in Key West
A Coast Guard Station Key West boat crew embarks a 50-year-old man who reportedly suffered from chest pains approximately 15 miles northwest of Marquesas, Florida, July 2, 2020. (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two people in separate medevacs in Key West, Wednesday and Thursday. A Coast Guard Station Key West 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water crew medevaced a...

Coast Guard medevacs 2 swimmers near Destin, Florida

Coast Guard medevacs 2 swimmers near Destin, Florida
29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced two swimmers who were in distress while swimming near East Pass in Destin, Florida, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report around 1 p.m. that two swimmers were struggling to make it back to land after their raft had been swept away from shore. A nearby Good Samaritan was able to retrieve...