Coast Guard crews searching for missing Fernandina Beach swimmer

 Coast Guard crews searching for missing Fernandina Beach swimmer
ATLANTIC BEACH, Florida – Coast Guard boat, aircraft and cutter crews are searching for a 51-year-old Fernandina Beach, Florida, woman who went missing Friday night while swimming with three friends at North Fletcher Beach in Fernandina Beach. Nassau County Sheriff’s Office notified watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center at 9:45 p.m. Friday that one of the swimmers...

Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher holds change of command ceremony
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. — A change of command ceremony took place Friday aboard Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville as Lt. j.g. Melissa Martinelli relieved Lt. Morgan Fowler as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher. The Kingfisher is an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat with primary missions of search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, fisheries enforcement, marine environmental protection,...

Search suspended for possible missing boaters near wreckage

Search suspended for possible missing boaters near wreckage
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its active search at 4:23 p.m. Tuesday for any additional people possibly in the water or otherwise in distress off the coast of Atlantic Beach. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew located the body of Guillermo Gonzalez Losada, 49, near a large debris field Sunday about 22 miles east of the entrance to the St. Johns River. “The decision...

Body located in debris field identified

Body located in debris field identified
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard has identified the body found by a Coast Guard helicopter crew near a large debris field Sunday in the Atlantic Ocean about 22 miles east of the entrance to the St. Johns River. Dead is: Guillermo Gonzalez Losada, 49, hometown unknown. Losada had a Venezuelan passport and his last known residence was in Miami. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Body located in debris field, Coast Guard continues search

Body located in debris field, Coast Guard continues search
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew located a male body near a large debris field Sunday night in the Atlantic Ocean about 22 miles east of the entrance to the St. Johns River. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission aircrew reported the debris, including two large pieces of a vessel; 10 life jackets; flares; and an oil sheen, about 6 p.m. It is unknown if additional...

Coast Guard searching, seeking public help to ID source of large debris field

Coast Guard searching, seeking public help to ID source of large debris field
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard is asking members of the public to help identify the source of a large debris field spotted Sunday evening in the Atlantic Ocean about 22 miles east of the entrance to the St. Johns River. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission aircrew reported the debris, including two large pieces of a vessel; 10 life jackets; flares; and an oil sheen,...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Apopka man

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Apopka man
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission suspended their active searches Sunday for the Apopka, Fla., man who never returned from a fishing trip as expected Wednesday night. Missing is Bernardo Enrique Rubio Hernandez. Coast Guard crews scoured roughly 13,000 square miles, an area larger than the state of Maryland, from Cape Canaveral,...

Coast Guard continues search for missing Apopka man

Coast Guard continues search for missing Apopka man
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing its search Friday evening for the Apopka, Fla., man who was reported overdue from a fishing trip early Thursday morning. Missing is Bernardo Enrique Rubio Hernandez. So far responders have found no sign of Hernandez or his boat. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard crews currently...

Coast Guard searching for overdue boater near New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

Coast Guard searching for overdue boater near New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for an overdue man in a 14-foot boat near New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Thursday. Missing is Mr. Bernardo Enrique Rubio Hernandez, 49, of Apopka, Fla. A concerned family member contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at 12:04 a.m. Thursday stating Hernandez departed from the New Smyrna Beach boat ramp in his skiff Wednesday and was...