Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 from sinking vessel near Cape Fear

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 from sinking vessel near Cape Fear
Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of three mariners after their vessel began to take on water approximately 46 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, Friday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center received an alert from an unregistered emergency positioning indicating...

Coast Guard concludes search for missing man near St. Helena Sound

Coast Guard concludes search for missing man near St. Helena Sound
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard concluded the search Thursday evening for a man who went missing after his fishing vessel capsized, Wednesday. The man has been identified as Don Melcoock, 50, who is from the greater Charleston area. “I am thankful of the aggressive search efforts...

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of three from vessel 140 miles off Bermuda

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of three from vessel 140 miles off Bermuda
Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va— The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of three boaters from their sailing vessel approximately 140 miles North East of Bermuda, Saturday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s 5th District Command Center received notification from the Bermuda Rescue Coordination Center that a personal locator beacon...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing from overturned vessel

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing from overturned vessel
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search Thursday for two persons in the water after an overturned recreational vessel was discovered near Beaufort Inlet on Tuesday. George Hamilton Andrews from Raleigh and William “Bill” Watkins Merriman IV from Wilmington remain missing. They were last seen departing from Atlantic Beach Sunday...

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing from overturned vessel

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing from overturned vessel
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal file photo. WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue their search for two persons in the water after an overturned recreational vessel was discovered near Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, Tuesday morning. George Hamilton Andrews from Raleigh and William (Bill) Watkins Merriman IV from Wilmington remain missing. They were last seen...

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing from overturned vessel

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing from overturned vessel
Coast Guard Cutter Seahawk file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard and local partners are searching for two persons in the water after an overturned fishing vessel was discovered near Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a report from a fishing vessel at around 8 a.m. that a 35-foot recreational vessel was found overturned approximately...

Coast Guard searching for missing people in the water near Buxton, N.C.

Coast Guard searching for missing people in the water near Buxton, N.C.
The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person or persons in the water approximately one mile offshore of Buxton, N.C., Nov. 5, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BUXTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing people in the water approximately one mile offshore of Buxton, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders received a relayed report from crewmembers at...

Coast Guard rescues two boaters near Cape Hatteras, N.C.

Coast Guard rescues two boaters near Cape Hatteras, N.C.
A Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescued two boaters from their sailing vessel approximately 172 miles east of Cape Hatteras, N.C., Nov. 2, 2020. CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters from their 52-foot sailing vessel approximately 172 miles east of Cape Hatteras, Monday afternoon. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s 5th District Command...

Body of overdue boater from Groton, Conn., recovered

Body of overdue boater from Groton, Conn., recovered
NEW YORK — The body of Matthew Lyon, 49, was recovered Saturday north of Great Gull Island, N.Y., after he was reported overdue from a boating trip in a 14-foot boat that started at the Groton Elks Lodge and Marina in Groton, Conn., at 2:30 p.m, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound watchstanders were contacted at 5:30 p.m. Friday by the Groton Police Department, who stated that Lyon’s...