Coast Guard locates two overdue sailing vessels near Barnegat Light, NJ

Coast Guard locates two overdue sailing vessels near Barnegat Light, NJ
BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies assisted with the rescue of two overdue sailing vessels near Loveladies Channel Tuesday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a call from a family member of the overdue mariners stating they had not yet arrived as scheduled. Sector Delaware Bay launched a crew from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light on a 24-foot...

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

Coast Guard searching for person in the water in Lake Barre, Louisiana
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in Lake Barre, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 9 p.m. Wednesday evening of a 36-year-old male who had jumped off the commercial fishing vessel Miss Sue. Involved in the search: Coast...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Grand Isle, Louisiana

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Grand Isle, Louisiana
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a person in the water near Grand Isle, Louisiana, Tuesday. Missing is Marvin Funes, a 32-year-old from Metairie, Louisiana. The Coast Guard searched approximately 326 square nautical miles for approximately 47 hours. “Our crews searched diligently for two days but were regrettably unable to locate Mr. Funes,” said...

Coast Guard searching for missing person near Grand Isle, Louisiana

Coast Guard searching for missing person near Grand Isle, Louisiana
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near Grand Isle, Louisiana, Sunday. Missing is Marvin Fuentes a 32-year-old from Metarie, Louisiana. Fuentes was wearing a white and blue stripped shirt and brown shorts. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 11:20 a.m. from family members...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay, Louisiana

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for one person aboard an overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay, Louisiana, Saturday. Coast Guard crews spent over 29 hours onscene and searched more than 1,560 square-nautical miles over the course of three days but were unable to locate the man. “Our condolences go out to the family,” said Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Plummer, the search and rescue mission...

Coast Guard searching for one person aboard overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay

Coast Guard searching for one person aboard overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Keegan. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for one person aboard an overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from St. Mary Sheriff’s Department at 8:35 p.m. Thursday of an overdue 17-foot Boston Whaler. The vessel...

Coast Guard, life jacket saves jet skier in Ocean City Inlet, Md.

Coast Guard, life jacket saves jet skier in Ocean City Inlet, Md.
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued a man who fell off and became separated from his jet ski in Ocean City Inlet, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Ocean City were contacted by 911 dispatch at 5:07 p.m. and notified that a man reported, via cell phone, that he fell off of his jet ski and was unable to swim back to it. Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region deployed a 24-foot...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker from water near Cedar Island, VA

Coast Guard rescues kayaker from water near Cedar Island, VA
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker from the water Wednesday, after he was separated from his kayak near Cedar Island. The GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at 1:48 p.m., stating the man had activated his emergency GPS device. A...

Coast Guard rescues 55-year-old man 1 mile west of Aripeka

Coast Guard rescues 55-year-old man 1 mile west of Aripeka
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ARIPEKA, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 55-year-old man from a 25-foot boat Saturday approximately 1 mile west of Aripeka. Rescued was Jeffrey Statkus, 55, from Brooksville. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a 911 relay from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 10:41 p.m., Friday stating Statkus...