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...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. –The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the missing kayaker in San Carlos Bay, Florida, Sunday. The search for Andrew Barber, 32, of Fort Meyers, was suspended at 6:30 p.m. Sunday following a two-day search in San Carlos Bay and surrounding waters. At approximately 11 p.m., Friday, watchstanders from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach, Florida, received a 911 transfer...

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Sanibel Island, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Sanibel Island, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three people Monday after their 68-foot fishing vessel started to sink 36 miles southwest of Sanibel Island. A member of Sea Tow Marco Island contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders reporting they overheard a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Cheyenne call out ‘mayday’, declare that they were taking on water and unable...

Coast Guard crews assist boaters near Boca Grande Pass, Fla.

Coast Guard crews assist boaters near Boca Grande Pass, Fla.
BOCA GRANDE PASS, Fla. — Four people were assisted by Coast Guard crews after the 24-foot boat they were aboard began taking on water 11 miles south of Boca Grande Pass, Wednesday. Members aboard the boat contacted Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach watchstanders at 9:50 a.m., via VHF-FM channel 16 radio reporting they were taking on water, in need of assistance and had their life jackets on. The...

Coast Guard crews searching for missing boater near Key West, Fla.

Coast Guard crews searching for missing boater near Key West, Fla.
MIAMI – Coast Guard crews are searching for a man who went out on his boat Monday from Fort Myers, Fla., and never arrived in Key West, Fla., as planned. Missing is Jay Rydberg, 40, of Fairbanks, Alaska. The Coast Guard received a distress alert from an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon registered to a 39-foot Trimaran called 3/4 Time 30 miles north of Key West early Tuesday. Coast...

Coast Guard Cutters Venturous and Marlin crewmembers recognized by Propeller Club – Port of Tampa

Coast Guard Cutters Venturous and Marlin crewmembers recognized by Propeller Club - Port of Tampa
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous, homeported in St. Petersburg, and the Coast Guard Cutter Marlin, homeported in Fort Myers Beach, were recognized by members of the Propeller Club – Port of Tampa, aboard the Venturous, Tuesday for two separate rescues they conducted in 2012. While patrolling off the coast of Jamaica in January 2012, a Venturous crewmember...

Coast Guard, FWC search for overdue 49-year-old man near Cedar Key, Fla.

Coast Guard, FWC search for overdue 49-year-old man near Cedar Key, Fla.
CEDAR KEY, Fla. — Coast Guard crewmembers along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are searching for a 49-year-old man in a 20-foot white Hurricane Deck boat near here, Thursday. Missing is David Lashley of Lake City, Fla. Lashley’s son contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders at 9:35 a.m., reporting his father was overdue. The family received a text...

Coast Guard suspends search for 52-year-old man near Egmont, Fla.

Coast Guard suspends search for 52-year-old man near Egmont, Fla.
EGMONT, Fla. — Coast Guard crewmembers suspended their search Tuesday at 8:42 p.m., for a 52-year-old man after his 14-foot boat was found adrift west of here, between Egmont buoys nine and 10. Missing is Patrick Mullins. The Coast Guard searched approximately 66 hours, covering approximately 2,225 square miles. A member of the Tampa Bay Pilots Association contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at...

Coast Guard, partner agencies continue search for 52-year-old man

Coast Guard, partner agencies continue search for 52-year-old man
EGMONT, Fla. — Coast Guard crewmembers along with partner agencies continue to search Tuesday for a 52-year-old man after his 14-foot boat was found adrift west of here, between Egmont buoys nine and 10. Missing is Patrick Mullins. A member of the Tampa Bay Pilots Association contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector St. Petersburg at approximately 10 a.m., Monday reporting the adrift boat....