Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing kayaker in the waters off Gulf Shores and Dauphin Island at 7 p.m., Tuesday. Response crews covered more than 2,115 square miles during the search for Sean Switzer, after receiving a report from concerned family members on Sunday evening when he failed to return from a kayak outing off of Gulf Shores. On Monday afternoon Switzer’s...

Coast Guard searching for missing kayaker near Gulf Shores, Alabama

Coast Guard searching for missing kayaker near Gulf Shores, Alabama
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a kayaker whose last known location was near Gulf Shores, Alabama, Saturday. Sean Switzer last communicated with his family while he was reportedly in a yellow kayak and not wearing a life jacket off the coast of Gulf Shores. The Coast Guard was notified at 10 p.m., Sunday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Dauphine Island...

Coast Guard rescues stranded man near Brownsville Ship Channel

Coast Guard rescues stranded man near Brownsville Ship Channel
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard located a stranded man near the Brownsville Ship Channel and transported him to safety, Saturday. At approximately 8 a.m., while returning to dock for refuel, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Cobia spotted a homeless man stranded on Long Island in the Brownsville Ship Channel. The Cutter Cobia lowered its small boat and dispatched a boatcrew to retrieved...

Coast Guard seizes illegal catch, crewmember injured

 Coast Guard seizes illegal catch, crewmember injured
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew poaching in South Texas, Thursday, after it was pursued by a Coast Guard aircraft and intercepted by the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Cobia. In an unrelated incident after intercepting the lancha, a crewmember from the Cobia fell and was injured, requiring a medevac. A 25-foot Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, was...

Search continues for 3 missing Coast Guard aircrew members

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard continues searching, Wednesday, for three Coast Guard members who went missing while conducting a training flight in the vicinity of Mobile Bay. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Mobile has established a safety zone approximately three-and-a-half miles south of Point Clear and two nautical miles in diameter. The search area encompasses a majority of Mobile Bay. ...

Coast Guard helicopter crashes in Mobile Bay

MOBILE, Ala. — Last evening, Tuesday, February 28th, Coast Guard helicopter 6535 from Aviation Training Center Mobile crashed in Mobile Bay. CG-6535 was flown by a four-person crew and was conducting training operations. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report from the motor vessel Solomon at approximately 7:40 p.m., that a Coast Guard MH-65C helicopter and crew crashed while conducting...

Coast Guard rescues 4 in Gulf of Mexico

MOBILE, Ala., — The Coast Guard rescued four people from a vessel that sank approximately 10 miles south of Ft. Morgan, Ala., in the Gulf of Mexico, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a call from the master of the 38-foot vessel, Fountain, at 11:36 a.m., reporting the vessel sank and all four people aboard were in the vessel’s life raft. The master also advised that he...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue aircraft

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for an aircraft reported overdue at approximately 9:30 p.m., Tuesday. Coast Guard crews searched more than 52 hours, covering approximately 5,700 square miles, in an effort to locate a single-engine Piper PA28 aircraft. The Coast Guard launched the search Monday after receiving a report that the aircraft had departed Jack Edwards Airport...

Coast Guard searching for overdue aircraft

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for an aircraft reported overdue, Monday, 40 miles southeast of Venice in the Gulf of Mexico. Search and rescue assets are: An HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala.; An MH-65C Dolphin helicopter and crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans; var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540",...