Coast Guard searching for missing 34 year-old boater

Coast Guard searching for missing 34 year-old boater
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for Russell Hines, a 34 year-old boater who was reported overdue Monday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia were notified by the James City County Sheriff’s Office that Hines’s 29-foot boat was discovered aground with the engine running in the James River, in...

Coast Guard responds to multiple cases along Gulf Coast

Coast Guard responds to multiple cases along Gulf Coast
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to multiple search and rescue cases along the Gulf Coast over the weekend. Coast Guard crews at Sectors Corpus Christi, Houston-Galveston, New Orleans and Mobile worked six separate cases, with three of those occurring Sunday. “As the warmer weather approaches, boaters are becoming more active on the waterways throughout the region, and we want to remind...

Coast Guard searches for person in the water near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard searches for person in the water near Freeport, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark file photo by Fireman Ross Ruddell. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a 22-year-old male in the water at Surfside Beach near Freeport, Texas. Missing is Elijah Posada, U.S. Air Force, who was last seen wearing a maroon shirt. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification Sunday of a 22-year-old Posada who was swimming approximately...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Matagorda, Texas

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Matagorda, Texas
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing boater in the Colorado River near Matagorda, Texas. Approximately three square miles were covered over 13 hours by aircraft and vessel during the search. Saturday morning, Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification of five individuals who were...

Coast Guard searches for owner of adrift vessel near Corpus Christi

Coast Guard searches for owner of adrift vessel near Corpus Christi
Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for the owner of an unmanned, adrift vessel found in the vicinity of Nueces Bay in Corpus Christi, Texas, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification of an unmanned, adrift green Jon boat with an ice chest and food floating...

Coast Guard rescues 7 after vessel ran aground at South Savannah River Jetty

Coast Guard rescues 7 after vessel ran aground at South Savannah River Jetty
A Coast Guard crew member from Station Tybee assisted a boater in dewatering his around vessel, April 30, 2021, Savannah, Georgia.  ( U.S. Coast Guard Photo) SAVANNAH, Ga — The Coast Guard rescued seven adults after their 25-foot vessel became aground at the South Jetty of the Savannah River, Friday. A Coast Guard Station Tybee 29-foot Response Boat—Small crew arrived on scene and transferred...

Coast Guard crews respond to grounded vessel near Cape Charles

Coast Guard crews respond to grounded vessel near Cape Charles
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Members from Coast Guard Sector Virginia responded to and assessed the condition of a 760-foot vessel that ran aground and is now safely anchored in the Chesapeake Bay, Tuesday. The cause of the grounding is under investigation. No reports of pollution, injury or damage were reported. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia received...

Coast Guard interdicts vessel carrying 292 lbs of marijuana near South Padre Island

Coast Guard interdicts vessel carrying 292 lbs of marijuana near South Padre Island
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a vessel at Isla Blanca Pier near South Padre Island, Texas, Friday evening. A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew had noticed a van parked on the beach with the vessel nearby and attempted to approach the vessel. Upon being approached, the vessel fled the...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Longport, N.J.

Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Longport, N.J.
Members of Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, New Jersey rescued a kayaker from the water April 08, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard curtesy photo provided by Margate City Fire Department) LONGPORT, N.J.— The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker who was in distress off the coast of Longport, New Jersey Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders received a call from Egg Harbor Township 911 dispatch...