Ft. Myers Beach Coast Guard, Auxiliary to host vessel safety exams

Ft. Myers Beach Coast Guard, Auxiliary to host vessel safety exams
Each checked vessel will be awarded a U.S. Coast Guard/Auxiliary decal – valid through the end of the year – which signify that the vessel is in compliance with federal and state boating laws, and properly equipped with safety gear. It also informs other boating law-enforcement agencies that the vessel has been checked. FT. MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary...

Coast Guard Auxiliary rescues woman clinging to channel marker for 7 hours

Coast Guard Auxiliary rescues woman clinging to channel marker for 7 hours
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A 31-year-old woman was rescued by the Coast Guard Auxiliary after she was spotted clinging to a channel marker near Matanzas Pass, Fla., Wednesday. The boatcrew from Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 91 was on a routine patrol when they located the woman, removed her from the marker and brought her aboard at 7:43 a.m. The woman reported she went swimming at approximately...