Coast Guard suspends search for 74-year-old man near Big Pine Key

Coast Guard suspends search for 74-year-old man near Big Pine Key
MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing 74-year-old man near Big Pine Key, Thursday. Missing is John Gyurtsak, last seen in his 34-foot pleasure craft, Thermocline, departing from Big Pine Key, Monday prior to 2 p.m. “We have made the difficult decision to suspend our search,” said Cmdr. Blanca Rosas, search and rescue mission coordinator with Coast Guard Sector Key...

Coast Guard responds to additional tar ball reports in Florida Keys Tuesday

KEY WEST, Fla. – Coast Guard pollution investigators from Sector Key West are currently responding to reports of tar balls found on the beaches in Big Pine Key, Fla., Loggerhead Key, Fla., and Smathers Beach in Key West, Fla.