Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended its search efforts for a missing kayaker off the coast of Mayport, Tuesday evening. The Coast Guard searched more than 4,435 square miles for Garth Sangree. “Despite the exemplary efforts of our local, state and federal partners, we are unfortunately unable to bring Garth home,” said Capt. Thomas Allan, commanding officer of Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, local agencies search 2,250 mile area for missing kayaker

Coast Guard, local agencies search 2,250 mile area for missing kayaker
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard and its local partners are saturating a 2,250 square mile area between Mayport and St. Augustine in the search for a missing kayaker, Monday. Missing is Garth Sangree, 22, a student of the University of North Florida. Coast Guard crews are searching with the following assets: An HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Miami A...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Atlantic Beach

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing boater near Atlantic Beach late Wednesday night. The Coast Guard covered more than 6,788 square miles during a 129.5-hour search for Peter J. Rodrigues. “The Coast Guard prides itself on rescuing survivors and returning them to their friends and family. Despite the exceptional efforts of our many different partner agencies...

Coast Guard continues search for missing boater

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is continuing the search for a man who was discovered missing when his unmanned fishing boat washed ashore in Hanna Park, Sunday evening. Missing is Peter J. Rodrigues, 57. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received the initial report from the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office at approximately 5:45 p.m., stating that the 30-foot fishing boat Sea Witch...

Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing man after unmanned boat washes ashore

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching for a man who was discovered to be missing when his unmanned fishing boat washed ashore in Hanna Park, Sunday evening. Missing is Peter J. Rodigues, 47. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received the initial report from the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office at approximately 5:45 p.m., stating that the 30-foot fishing boat Sea Witch had...

Coast Guard suspends search for man who reportedly jumped off Bahamas Cruise Ship Celebration

Coast Guard suspends search for man who reportedly jumped off Bahamas Cruise Ship Celebration
MIAMI — Coast Guard crews have suspended their search for a 30-year-old man who reportedly jumped over the railing of the Bahamas Cruise Ship Celebration early Sunday morning, 27-miles east of Delray Beach, Florida. James Miller of Charleston, South Carolina reportedly jumped overboard early Sunday and Coast Guard crews have been searching for him since. Coast Guard assets that assisted in the search,...

Coast Guard responds to flooding yacht with 5 people aboard

Coast Guard responds to flooding yacht with 5 people aboard
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback are towing a 70-foot motor yacht Wednesday and are scheduled to arrive at the entrance to the St. Johns River at approximately 9:00 p.m. There, the tow will be transferred to a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla., and the Belle Amie will be brought to St. Johns Boat Company. Five people...

Coast Guard responding to vessel taking on water

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard crews are responding to a report of five mariners in distress aboard a vessel taking on water following a fire aboard the 70-foot boat, approximately 50 miles east of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Wednesday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center were notified of the situation at approximately 8:47 a.m. Wednesday. The mariner stated there...

Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback tows disabled boat to Mayport

Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback tows disabled boat to Mayport
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The two disabled mariners aboard the sailing vessel Vicarious were scheduled to arrive at Morning Star Marina Wednesday morning in Mayport, Fla. Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback, an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat, were recalled for launch to assist the mariners Tuesday night. Diamondback crewmembers arrived on scene at 11:33 p.m., Tuesday and were able to affect...