Coast Guard ends search for person in water near Empire, Louisiana

Coast Guard ends search for person in water near Empire, Louisiana
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard ended its search for a person in the water near Empire, Louisiana, Wednesday. Coast Guard crews searched over 1,761 square-nautical miles for over 31 hours but were unable to locate the missing man. “Suspending a search is never easy and our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the missing person during this difficult time,” said Lt....

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay, Louisiana

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for one person aboard an overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay, Louisiana, Saturday. Coast Guard crews spent over 29 hours onscene and searched more than 1,560 square-nautical miles over the course of three days but were unable to locate the man. “Our condolences go out to the family,” said Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Plummer, the search and rescue mission...

Coast Guard suspends search for a person in the water near Destin, Florida

Coast Guard suspends search for a person in the water near Destin, Florida
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water near Destin, Florida, Friday. Coast Guard air and boat crews spent over 130 hours onscene and searched more than 4,909 square-nautical miles over the course of four days but were unable to locate the airman. Involved in the search were: googletag.cmd.push(function() {...

Coast Guard searching for one person aboard overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay

Coast Guard searching for one person aboard overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Keegan. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for one person aboard an overdue vessel in Vermillion Bay, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from St. Mary Sheriff’s Department at 8:35 p.m. Thursday of an overdue 17-foot Boston Whaler. The vessel...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Alligator Point, Florida

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Alligator Point, Florida
Coast Guard Cutter Manowar file photo by PA3 Andrew Kendrick NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water near Alligator Point, Florida, Thursday. Coast Guard air and boat crews searched more than 5,862 square-nautical miles over the course of 4 days but were unable to locate Darren Peterson, a 46-year-old man from Montrose, Colorado. “On behalf of the Coast Guard,...

Coast Guard suspends search for small overdue aircraft

Coast Guard suspends search for small overdue aircraft
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a small private aircraft and pilot in the Gulf of Mexico, Sunday. Coast Guard crews searched over 62,565 square-nautical miles for approximately 21 hours but were unable to find the aircraft or pilot. Involved in the search were: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard, Mexican Navy search for overdue aircraft in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard, Mexican Navy search for overdue aircraft in Gulf of Mexico
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and Secretaria de Marina, the Mexican Navy, are searching for the pilot of a small overdue aircraft that likely crashed in the Gulf of Mexico, Thursday. Missing is Steven Schumacher from Missouri, the pilot of the overdue Piper Aztec twin engine plane, tail number N778PA. There were no passengers with him. Watchstanders...

Good Samaritan recovers three people after vessel fire near Panama City, Florida

Good Samaritan recovers three people after vessel fire near Panama City, Florida
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued three people from a vessel on fire near Panama City, Florida, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard District Eight Command Center were alerted to the activation of an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon approximately 35 miles offshore of Panama City at 1:33...

Missing diver located in stable condition near Destin, Florida

Missing diver located in stable condition near Destin, Florida
A Coast Guard boatcrew and members from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission stand with a diver who was located after he went missing approximately 10 miles southeast of Destin, Florida, Sept. 27, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/Released) NEW ORLEANS – A missing diver, who was last seen approximately 10 miles southeast of Destin, Florida, has been located in stable condition,...