Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water
NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water near Panama City Beach, Florida, Sunday. The Coast Guard and partner agencies searched approximately 1,281 square-nautical miles for over 27 hours but were unable to locate the missing man. “The Coast Guard searched diligently with our partner agencies to locate the missing man,” said Cmdr. Matthew Derrenbacher, a search...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water

Coast Guard searching for person in the water
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near Panama City Beach, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 7:17 p.m. Friday of a person in the water at Panama City Beach struggling to return to shore. The missing person was described...

Coast Guard responding to vessel adrift in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard responding to vessel adrift in Gulf of Mexico
The sailboat My Time adrift in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 80 nautical miles south of Cape San Blas, Florida. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel adrift in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 80 nautical miles south of Cape San Blas, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday from crewmembers aboard the NOAA ship...

Coast Guard rescues man from sinking car

Coast Guard rescues man from sinking car
Members from Coast Guard Cutter Marlin rescue an 89-year-old man from a vehicle that went into the St. Andrews Marina in Panama City, Florida, December 30, 2017. Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Marlin. NEW ORLEANS– The Coast Guard rescued an 89-year-old man from a vehicle that fell into the St. Andrews Marina in Panama City, Florida, Saturday. Coast Guard members aboard Coast Guard Cutter Marlin...

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Pensacola

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Pensacola
Coast Guard Cutter Marlin file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Ameen. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has ended its search for a person in the water near Pensacola, Florida, Tuesday. Members from Escambia County Sheriff’s Office reported that they recovered a deceased person matching the description of the person in the water approximately 20 yards offshore Pensacola Beach, Florida, at approximately...

Coast Guard rescues man from sinking sailboat southeast of Apalachicola

Coast Guard rescues man from sinking sailboat southeast of Apalachicola
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater rescued a man from a sinking sailboat 103 nautical miles southeast of Apalachicola, Flordia, April 29, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued a man from a sinking sailboat approximately 103 nautical miles southeast of Apalachicola, Florida, Saturday. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard repatriates 85 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 85 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The crews of the Coast Guard Cutters Kathleen Moore and Marlin repatriated 85 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Sunday. These repatriations are a result of seven separate interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These events consisted of Cubans attempting to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels commonly referred to as “rustics” or “chugs.”...

Coast Guardsmen holds open house in Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

Coast Guardsmen holds open house in Fort Myers Beach, Fla.
Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach, Fla., crewmembers and local Coast Guard Auxiliary members hosted the station’s annual safe boating open house, Sunday, May 17, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley Johnson) FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. ─ Members from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach held their annual open house for the community, Saturday and Sunday. The open...

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for 1 near Jewell Key, Fla.

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for 1 near Jewell Key, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard along with partner agencies are searching Saturday for a 70-year-old man who capsized in his canoe with one other person in the vicinity of Jewell Key, Florida. Coast Guard watchstanders were notified via landline at 12:50 p.m., from a member of the Everglades Park Rangers reporting one of the men who capsized contacted them and stated he and his friend had...