Coast Guard rescues four fishermen near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard rescues four fishermen near South Padre Island, Texas
Coast Guard Cutter Alligator file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews rescued four fishermen from a sinking commercial fishing vessel 5 miles east of South Padre Island, Texas, Monday evening. At 6:20 p.m., the captain of the fishing vessel Ben & Casey contacted Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders on VHF Channel 16 to report the vessel was taking on water and in need of...

Coast Guard saves fishing vessel taking on water, crew in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard saves fishing vessel taking on water, crew in Gulf of Mexico
Coast Guard Cutter Alligator file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews successfully dewatered a commercial fishing vessel taking on water with six people aboard, 30 miles east of the Port Mansfield jetties, early Saturday morning. At 1:27 a.m., the fishing vessel Little Joseph contacted Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders on VHF channel 16 to report that their vessel...

Coast Guard offloads $5 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Coast Guard offloads $5 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Coast Guard law enforcement officers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alligator offload approximately 150 kilograms of cocaine worth $5 million estimated wholesale value at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida, Monday, July 18, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) TAMPA – The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded approximately 150 kilograms of cocaine Monday worth...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing family

Coast Guard suspends search for missing family
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing Sarasota family Saturday. Ace Kimberly, 45, and his three children – Rebecca Kimberly, 17, Donald Kimberly, 15, and Roger Kimberly, 13 – were last heard from Sunday afternoon after departing Sarasota en route to Fort Myers. The Coast Guard alongside partner agencies conducted more than 100 searches covering 33,830 square...

Coast Guard locates second body in search for missing family

Coast Guard locates second body in search for missing family
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A second body was recovered Thursday, as the Coast Guard continues to search east of Boca Grande for a family who was reported missing, Tuesday after the family set sail en route to Fort Meyers. Ace Kimberly, 45, and his three children – Rebecca Kimberly, 17, Donald Kimberly, 15, and Roger Kimberly, 13 were last heard from Sunday afternoon after departing Sarasota en...

Coast Guard continues search for missing sailboat with father and 3 teenagers

Coast Guard continues search for missing sailboat with father and 3 teenagers
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard continues the search for a sailboat with a father and his three teenage children after finding a kayak and spotting a white flare Thursday. Missing are Ace Kimberly, 45, and his three children – Rebecca Kimberly, 17, Donald Kimberly, 15, and Roger Kimberly, 13. The family was last heard from Sunday afternoon after they departed Sarasota Sunday morning...

Body located as Coast Guard continues search for missing father and 3 teens

Body located as Coast Guard continues search for missing father and 3 teens
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard recovered a body Wednesday and continues to search east of Sanibel for a family who was reported missing after the family Sunday set sail enroute to Fort Meyers. Missing are Ace Kimberly, 45, and his three children – Rebecca Kimberly, 17, Donald Kimberly, 15, and Roger Kimberly, 13. The family was last heard from Sunday afternoon after departing Sarasota...

Coast Guard searching for sailboat with father and 3 teenagers aboard near Englewood, Florida

Coast Guard searching for sailboat with father and 3 teenagers aboard near Englewood, Florida
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard is searching for a father and his three teenagers aboard a missing 29-foot sailboat near Englewood, Florida. The man, his 13 and 15-year-old teenage sons, and 17-year-old teenage daughter were last heard from Sunday morning. On Tuesday, watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a report of a concerned family member of the missing family stating...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater in Charlotte Harbor, Fla.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater in Charlotte Harbor, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard suspended the search for the missing North Port boater, in Charlotte Harbor, Florida, Saturday. During the last 48 hours the Coast Guard completed 23 separate searches for Jim Winkler, 62. The searches totaled 1,686 miles within an area of 779 square miles in Charlotte Harbor. “Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Mr. Winkler,”...