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 rescues 5 people stranded on Otter Island

Coast Guard rescues 5 people stranded on Otter Island
A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah crew pose for a photo in front of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter with five survivors at Charleston Executive Airport in Charleston, South Carolina, July 7, 2021. Courtesy photo from Air Station Savannah CHARLESTON, S.C. – A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah crew rescued five people stranded on Otter Island, Wednesday, after their recreational vessel drifted off...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man on Savannah River

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man on Savannah River
Coast Guard crews suspend their search for the missing man on Savannah River, April 11, 2021. The search began on Saturday after the missing man’s vessel allided with a dredge in the Savannah River. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard crews suspended the search for the missing man on the Savannah River Sunday at approximately 8:45 p.m. pending further information. He is reportedly...

Coast Guard medevacs 45 year-old-man from commercial vessel 179 miles off Charleston

Coast Guard medevacs 45 year-old-man from commercial vessel 179 miles off Charleston
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C.. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 45-year-old man, Sunday, from the motor vessel Southern Shark approximately 179 miles east of Charleston. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew transferred the man to Augusta Burn Center Hospital at 3:03 p.m. for higher-level medical care. At approximately 7:46 p.m., Saturday,...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 58 miles off Charleston

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 58 miles off Charleston
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 25 year-old-man from the 47-foot fishing vessel Golden Retriever approximately 58 miles east of Charleston, Tuesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew transferred the man to Medical University of South Carolina Hospital at 1:49 p.m. to receive further...

Coast Guard rescues 4 adults from capsized vessel in Ossabaw Sound

Coast Guard rescues 4 adults from capsized vessel in Ossabaw Sound
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard rescued four adults, Tuesday, from a capsized 50-foot catamaran near the entrance of Ossabaw Sound. An Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter launched and a rescue swimmer, with a dewatering pump, was lowered the catamaran, which was flooding at the...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Blount Island

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Blount Island
Coast Guard Station Mayport 29-foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man who went missing after falling overboard near Blount Island, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received notification at approximately 3 a.m., Sunday from the Tugboat Pop stating a 42-year-old man...

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...