Coast Guard crews rescue 1 of 2 missing overdue boaters off Loiza, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard crews rescue 1 of 2 missing overdue boaters off Loiza, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez rescued one of two missing overdue boaters Friday afternoon, approximately half a mile off the north coast of Loiza, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard crews continue to search for Jan Carlos Olivos Castro, 20, the remaining boater of four others, who reportedly were onboard 16-foot...

Coast Guard medevacs 50-year-old woman approximately 63 miles west of Clearwater

Coast Guard medevacs 50-year-old woman approximately 63 miles west of Clearwater
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 50-year-old woman suffering from chest pains aboard the sailing vessel, Apogee approximately 63 miles west of Clearwater. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a 406 MHz EPIRB alert from the Apogee and a relayed report from a nearby good Samaritan aboard the sailing vessel, Dreaming of the...

Coast Guard locates missing boater 15 miles west of Suwannee, FL

Coast Guard locates missing boater 15 miles west of Suwannee, FL
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard located a missing boater 15 miles west of Suwannee on Friday. Rescued was Trenton native, Jerry Driggers, 71. At 10:57 p.m. Thursday, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a report from Driggers’ wife stating Driggers was due back from a fishing trip aboard his 22-foot boat by sunset and...

Coast Guard rescues 5 people from capsized boat near Cedar Key, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues 5 people from capsized boat near Cedar Key, Fla.
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CEDAR KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued 5 people Saturday from the water after their boat capsized 24 miles south west of the Withlacoochee River. Rescued were: Hollie Moore, Todd Nanke, Troy Nanke, Steven Nanke, Chris Singlekey. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a distress call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16...

28 Rescued After Fishing Boat Catches Fire

28 Rescued After Fishing Boat Catches Fire
MIAMI — The Coast Guard responded to a fishing boat on fire, and a good Samaritan rescued 28 people aboard the boat Friday, 46 miles southwest of Serranilla Bank, Colombia. At 11:33 p.m. Thursday, Coast Guard Seventh District Miami, watch standers received a report from the Jamaican Defence Force stating a 131-foot fishing boat was on fire and needed emergency assistance. Watchstanders issued an...

Coast Guard searches for 2 people in West Atlantic Ocean

Coast Guard searches for 2 people in West Atlantic Ocean
U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill. MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for two people who were reported overdue in the West Atlantic Ocean, Thursday. Missing are Sasha McPhee, 37, and Jerome Burrows, 37, both from the Bahamas. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report from the brother-in-law of Burrows stating the two were overdue aboard...

Coast Guard rescues diver, continues search for another

Coast Guard rescues diver, continues search for another
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 34-year-old diver and continues to search for a man from the same dive 30 miles west of Hudson. Missing is a 57-year-old diver last seen wearing a black wet suit and silver oxygen tank. At 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio...

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing migrants

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing migrants
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard suspended the search at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for three missing Dominican migrants near Rincon. Search crews completed 16 searches covering more than 2,100 square miles. “Suspending a search is one of my most difficult responsibilities,” said Capt. Eric King, commander of Coast Guard Sector San Juan....

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat 70 miles west of Anclote Key

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat 70 miles west of Anclote Key
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photoTARPON SPRINGS, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 49-year-old man Thursday from a fishing boat 70 miles north west of Anclote Key. Medevaced was Sean Haas, 49. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a distress call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 at 9:25 a.m. from a crew member aboard the 25-foot fishing boat, Awesome Angler....