Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Deerfield Beach

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Deerfield Beach
MIAMI – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 55-year old missing diver half a mile south of Deerfield Beach, Florida. After searching 3,932 square-nautical miles for over 68 hours, officials were unable to locate the diver who was reported missing from a dive boat on Sunday night. “The Coast Guard’s search and rescue mission is one we take very personally, and it is never easy suspending...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 3 from water near Lake Worth Inlet

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 3 from water near Lake Worth Inlet
Two boaters sit on the hull of their capsized 23-foot boat in the water near Palm Beach Inlet, Sept. 06, 2018.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued three people Thursday from the water near Lake Worth Inlet after their 23-foot boat capsized. Rescued were Buck McTee, 44, Lucas Alan, 34, and Chris Marcello, 56. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a...

Coast Guard medevacs lone sailor and dog, helps bring sailboat home

Coast Guard medevacs lone sailor and dog, helps bring sailboat home
Walter Smith stands with Petty Officer Graham Smith and Walter’s dog after Petty Officer Smith medevaced them from their sailboat about 40 miles off Port Aransas, Texas, November 15, 2016.  Photo courtesy of the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Fire Department. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard rescue swimmer made his first rescue Tuesday, when he helped a man suffering from chest pains...

Coast Guard engages multiple lanchas in several high-speed pursuits

Coast Guard engages multiple lanchas in several high-speed pursuits
Air Station Corpus Christi and Station South Padre Island chase down a lancha fishing illegally in U.S. waters March 13, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Corpus Christi.CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews pursued four separate Mexican fishing crews in the waters off South Texas for more than 3 hours Friday morning. At approximately 9 a.m., an Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin...

Coast Guard responds to collision between freighter and drilling unit near Port Aransas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is responding to a collision between a mobile offshore drilling unit and a tanker vessel Wednesday, near Port Aransas. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a report at 7:25 a.m., that the Rowan EXL-1, a mobile offshore drilling unit, and the 750-foot tanker vessel FR8 Pride had collided in the Aransas Channel, near buoy 3. The FR8 Pride...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boy near South Padre Island

USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas —The Coast Guard suspended its search at 2:45 p.m., Saturday, for a boy who went missing while swimming near South Padre Island. Coast Guard assets began searching for a boy, 12, after he and two men were reported missing Wednesday evening. The Coast Guard searched more than 2,253 square miles after receiving the report that the three were missing. Two men, a...

Coast Guard assists crew of sinking fishing vessel

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard helped salvage a fishing vessel taking on water Wednesday, near South Padre Island. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a call from a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Stone Mountain at approximately 7 a.m., reporting that the vessel was taking on water about 30 miles northeast of South Padre Island. The Coast Guard launched...