Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Baton Rouge

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Baton Rouge
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sunday. The Coast Guard searched approximately 30 square miles for about 9 hours for a man who entered the Mississippi River, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department that a man was seen...

Coast Guard searching for man in Mississippi River near Baton Rouge

Coast Guard searching for man in Mississippi River near Baton Rouge
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a man who was reported entering the Mississippi River near downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department that a man was seen entering the river at about 7 a.m. Saturday. The...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Donaldsonville

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Donaldsonville
Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-Foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water at mile marker 183 of the Mississippi River near Donaldsonville, Louisiana, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 9:30 a.m. from the uninspected towing vessel CSS Richmond that...

Coast Guard Alaska boat stations receive new response boats

Coast Guard Alaska boat stations receive new response boats
Coast Guard Station Valdez 29-foot Response Boat-Small II file photo. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard boat stations in Alaska received new response boats this summer as part of the service’s initiative to replace older response boats that have reached the end of their planned service life. Five new 29-foot Response Boat-Smalls, also known as Response Boat-Small IIs, were delivered to the Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 5 kayakers near Cape Disappointment State Park

Coast Guard rescues 5 kayakers near Cape Disappointment State Park
Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment 29-foot Response Boat Small-II File Photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued three children and two adults who capsized while kayaking near Waikiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park in, Ilwaco, Washington, Wednesday afternoon. All five individuals, who were wearing lifejackets, were safely rescued and transported to Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment...

Coast Guard medevacs man from parasailing boat near Fort Myers Beach

Coast Guard medevacs man from parasailing boat near Fort Myers Beach
Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevaced a 28-year-old man from a parasailing boat near Fort Myers Beach, Monday. At 1:22 p.m. Station Fort Myers Beach watchstanders received a distress call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from the captain of the 31-foot parasailing boat, The Mac. He reported suffering from...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters after personal watercraft capsizes near Miguel Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters after personal watercraft capsizes near Miguel Bay
A Coast Guard Station Cortez 29-foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by by Seaman Meredith A. Manning CORTEZ, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Monday after their personal watercraft capsized 500 yards west of Big Miguel Pass. Rescued were John Miller, 50 and Shane Schaltz, 51. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Cortez received a 911 transfer at 8:20 p.m. via Manatee County Dispatch...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from aground personal watercraft

Coast Guard rescues 2 from aground personal watercraft
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two missing boaters Sunday after their personal watercrafts ran aground near North Clearwater Beach. Rescued were Anthony Grine, 27, and his girlfriend Chyanne Hatcher, 20, from Ohio. A Coast Guard Station Sand Key watchstander received a call at 9 p.m. from Hatcher’s mother, Tonia, reporting...

Coast Guard rescues 2, partner agency assists 4 kayakers near Sanibel Causeway

Coast Guard rescues 2, partner agency assists 4 kayakers near Sanibel Causeway
Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers Monday after their kayak capsized about 1 mile north of the Sanibel Causeway. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach received a call via 911 transfer at 5:45 p.m. from one of the kayakers stating their group of six, two males and four females, were...