Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard file photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard ended its search Sunday for a missing 16-year-old swimmer offshore Galveston, Texas. A body was recovered by Galveston Island Beach Patrol matching the description of the missing swimmer. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends dealing with this heartbreaking loss,” said Lt. Cmdr. Caren Damon, Sector Houston-Galveston search and rescue...

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 16-year-old swimmer offshore Galveston, Texas, Sunday. At 9:34 p.m. Saturday evening, Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the Galveston Police Department of a boy who was reported missing while swimming near 4400 Seawall Blvd in Galveston. Sector Houston-Galveston...

Coast Guard member receives Silver Lifesaving medal at Air Station Houston

Coast Guard member receives Silver Lifesaving medal at Air Station Houston
Chief Petty Officer Phillip Johnson poses for a photo with Cmdr. Marcus Canady and Senior Chief Petty Officer Christopher Musial after receiving the Coast Guard Lifesaving Medal at Coast Guard Air Station Houston in Houston, Texas, Aug. 25, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paige Hause) HOUSTON — The Silver Lifesaving Medal was awarded to a Coast Guard member at Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues missing fisherman near Galveston, Texas

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a missing fisherman near the Bolivar Peninsula in Galveston, Texas, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office of a 72-year-old man who had gone missing while flounder fishing with two other individuals. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast. A Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 35 miles offshore Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 35 miles offshore Freeport, Texas
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevacs a 36-year-old crewmember from a tanker vessel approximately 35 miles offshore Freeport, Texas, July 30, 2020. The crewmember was transferred to awaiting emergency services personnel and was reported to be in stable condition. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from a tanker vessel approximately...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Freshwater Bayou

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Freshwater Bayou
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. WilliamsHOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted a 77-foot fishing vessel taking on water near Freshwater Bayou, Louisiana, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of a 77-foot fishing vessel with three mariners aboard taking on water. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Hanna along Texas coast

Coast Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Hanna along Texas coast
An HC-144 Ocean Sentry sits at the ready to respond to Tropical Storm Hanna at Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi, July 24, 2020. (U.S Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is preparing for the arrival of Tropical Storm Hanna by forward deploying assets and broadcasting the weather to mariners along the Texas coast Friday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi deployed...

Coast Guard medevacs jet skier near Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs jet skier near Galveston, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. WilliamsHOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a jet skier in Bastrop Bay near Galveston, Texas, Thursday evening. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office of a jet ski accident, involving two individuals, that had resulted...

Coast Guard, agencies end search for 2 missing boaters near Seabrook, Texas

Coast Guard, agencies end search for 2 missing boaters near Seabrook, Texas
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard, along with multiple agencies, ended the search for two missing boaters after bodies matching the descriptions of both boaters were found near Seabrook, Texas, Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 8:27 a.m., Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that a Station Houston 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat...