Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Destin, Florida

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer near Destin, Florida
Coast Guard Cutter Manowar file photo by PA3 Andrew Kendrick NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard ended its search for a missing swimmer near Destin, Florida, Tuesday. The Coast Guard searched approximately 469 square-nautical miles for approximately 18.5 hours. There were no signs of distress or correlating reports of missing people. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard rescues 2 men from beached vessel

Coast Guard rescues 2 men from beached vessel
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photoNEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued two 70-year-old men from a beached vessel at Freemason Island, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a report at 8:11 a.m. of an overdue 25-foot vessel with two men aboard. The two men departed Bay St. Louis Wednesday and were expected to return Thursday. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from vessel taking on water

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from vessel taking on water
The Coast Guard rescues two people after their vessel began taking on water in Breton Sound, Louisiana, May 31, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people after their vessel began taking on water 40 nautical miles northeast of Venice, Louisiana, Friday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 4:53 p.m. of the vessel Miss Linda...

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has ended its search for the person in the water 75 nautical miles off Vermilion Bay, Louisiana. The Coast Guard used 21 assets to search approximately 3,701 square miles over 56 hours. “The decision to suspend a search is never an easy one,” said Cmdr. Michael Wolfe, a search and rescue mission coordinator at Sector...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water

Coast Guard searching for person in the water
Coast Guard Cutter Mako file photo photo by AUX David Lau NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water 75 nautical miles off Vermilion Bay, Louisiana, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified at 6:26 a.m. by workers at the Eugene Island 331 platform of a 54-year-old man entering the water from Renaissance Offshore’s Eugene Island 331...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water
NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water near Panama City Beach, Florida, Sunday. The Coast Guard and partner agencies searched approximately 1,281 square-nautical miles for over 27 hours but were unable to locate the missing man. “The Coast Guard searched diligently with our partner agencies to locate the missing man,” said Cmdr. Matthew Derrenbacher, a search...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water

Coast Guard searching for person in the water
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near Panama City Beach, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 7:17 p.m. Friday of a person in the water at Panama City Beach struggling to return to shore. The missing person was described...

Coast Guard aircrews in Humboldt Bay to increase flights during annual training

Coast Guard aircrews in Humboldt Bay to increase flights during annual training
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay lowers a rescue basket to a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew during training in Eureka, Calif.  (Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay aircrews are scheduled to go through annual standardization training and evaluations from March 18 through March 29. Flight...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people and dog near Vermillion Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 people and dog near Vermillion Bay
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people and a dog near Southwest Pass, Vermillion Bay, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 8:40 a.m. of an overdue 19-foot aluminum vessel with two people and a dog aboard who departed for a fishing trip yesterday between Vermillion Bay...