Missing Sailor Located Deceased in Caloosahatchee River

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Coast Guard suspended its two-day search for a missing 60-year-old sailor after a Good Samaritan located him deceased at about 9 a.m. Saturday in the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, Fla. Stephen G. Nelson, of North Fort Myers, Fla., was reported missing Friday when a marine unit from the Cape Coral Police Department located Nelson’s unmanned, adrift 25-foot sailboat...

Good Samaritan rescues 5 from life raft near Barnegat Light, N.J.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – A Good Samaritan rescued five people from a life raft Wednesday after the boater’s 42-foot boat sank 80 nautical miles east of Barnegat Light, N.J. The Coast Guard received a radio transmission between the crew of the Fat Cat and five people who were aboard the Made to Sea before it sank. The Made to Sea was taking on water when the bilge pump stopped working. The...

Coast Guard continues search for missing fisherman

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard continues searching for Joseph McCatan, 28, who reportedly went missing near the Southwest Pass on the Mississippi River Sunday. A crewmember aboard the commercial fishing vessel, the Kelli Michelle, called Coast Guard Station Venice at approximately 9 p.m. Sunday to report that McCatan was missing. He was last seen aboard the Kelli Michelle at 6 p.m. on Sunday,...

Lost sailor saved by Coast Guard crews

BOSTON- Coast Guard crews from Maine and Cape Cod coordinated the rescue of a lost sailor off the coast of Maine around 4:45 p.m., today, as he tried to sail from Portland to Groton, Conn. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a radio distress call at 2:36 p.m., from 68 year-old Michael Mavor aboard the sailing vessel Yare reporting that he was alone on his sailboat, and that his vessel...