Coast Guard repatriates 29 migrants to Cuba; 2 smugglers detained

Coast Guard repatriates 29 migrants to Cuba; 2 smugglers detained
Two Cubans in a 10-foot styrofoam hull rustic vessel with off Key West, Aug. 3, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans’ crew repatriated 29 Cubans to Cuba, Monday, following four interdictions off the Florida Keys. A good Samaritan notified Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders of a suspicious vessel with 20 people aboard near Cuban waters, Aug. 2, at...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near Vero Beach

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near Vero Beach
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has suspended the search, Saturday, for a 42-year-old male kayaker who went missing Tuesday near Vero Beach, Florida. Missing is Donald Waters from Vero Beach. A backpack containing personal items of Waters was located by a good Samaritan, Saturday, at approximately 12:18 p.m., 12 miles east of Vero Beach. The Coast Guard and mission partners searched more than 7,100 square...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver off Mayport

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver off Mayport
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended the search, Tuesday, for Timothy Obi, a 37-year-old male diver who went missing Saturday approximately 46 miles east of Mayport. Diving equipment matching the description of Obi was located by a diver Tuesday at approximately 1 p.m. about 250...

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing diver off Mayport

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing diver off Mayport
Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard search crews are looking for Timothy Obi, a 37-year-old male diver who went missing Saturday approximately 46 miles east of Mayport. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit and Jacksonville Fire department officers are conducting side-scan sonar scans of the seafloor. Florida Fish and Wildlife officers are searching...

Coast Guard suspends search for 9 missing Cubans off Key West

Coast Guard suspends search for 9 missing Cubans off Key West
Coast Guard Cutter Thetis file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended the search for the nine missing Cubans approximately 26 miles southeast of Key West, Friday, at approximately 10:30 p.m., pending the development of new information. Coast Guard air and surface asset personnel conducted multiple search patterns for more than 192 hours. These searches covered approximately 7,459 square miles, which...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from aground vessel near Sarasota Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 from aground vessel near Sarasota Bay
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater rescue swimmer and a Coast Guard Station Cortez rescue swimmer escort two boaters after rescuing them near the Sarasota Bay area after their 21-foot vessel ran aground Jul. 6, 2021.. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Coast Guard Station Cortez rescue crew assisted two people from an aground 21-foot vessel at approximately 11 p.m. near Sarasota...

Coast Guard rescues 1 after boat collision 30 miles west of Sanibel Island

Coast Guard rescues 1 after boat collision 30 miles west of Sanibel Island
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter air crew medevaced an 83-year old male after two vessels collided, 30 miles west of Sanibel Island, Thursday. The Jayhawk helicopter crew safely transported the male to the Tampa General Hospital with a leg injury and transferred to awaiting emergency medical services. A...

Coast Guard medevacs man 172 miles west of Marco Island, Florida

Coast Guard medevacs man 172 miles west of Marco Island, Florida
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevaced a man 172 miles west of Marco Island, Florida, Monday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted a 72-year-old man from a 39-foot sailing vessel and transported him to Florida Keys International Airport, where emergency medical services awaited to assist the patient. Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from boat 30 miles west of Cedar Key

Coast Guard rescues 4 from boat 30 miles west of Cedar Key
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued four people, Friday, who spent the night clinging to a boat that capsized in a heavy storm, 30 miles west of Cedar Key. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew safely hoisted the four people, and they were taken to Crystal River airfield to awaiting emergency medical personnel. The four people were reported to have mild...