Coast Guard searching for missing man near Sanibel Island

Coast Guard searching for missing man near Sanibel Island
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 63-year-old male on the southeast side of Sanibel Island Monday. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and HC-130 Hercules aircrews, a Coast Guard Station Ft. Myers 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew, and the Coast Guard Cutter Pelican crew...

Coast Guard suspends search for 74-year-old man near Big Pine Key

Coast Guard suspends search for 74-year-old man near Big Pine Key
MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing 74-year-old man near Big Pine Key, Thursday. Missing is John Gyurtsak, last seen in his 34-foot pleasure craft, Thermocline, departing from Big Pine Key, Monday prior to 2 p.m. “We have made the difficult decision to suspend our search,” said Cmdr. Blanca Rosas, search and rescue mission coordinator with Coast Guard Sector Key...

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for 74-year-old man near Big Pine Key

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for 74-year-old man near Big Pine Key
Coast Guard 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for John Gyurtsak, 74, from Big Pine Key after he was reported overdue, Tuesday. Gyurtsak was last seen in his 34-foot pleasure craft, Thermocline, departing from Big Pine Key, Monday prior to 2 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 4 after boat capsizes near Homosassa

Coast Guard rescues 4 after boat capsizes near Homosassa
A 26-foot boat sits capsized 26-miles west of Homosassa, Florida, Saturday, March 30, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Levi G. Mcfarland) CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued four people Saturday after their 26-foot boat capsized 35 miles west of Homosassa. Rescued were Inverness natives Brittany Thompson, 34, and Brian Thompson, 35. Also rescued were Joanna Fraser, 42, and Lincoln...

Coast Guard continues search for missing diver 30 miles west of Hudson

Coast Guard continues search for missing diver 30 miles west of Hudson
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard continues to search for a missing 57-year-old diver 30 miles west of Hudson. Missing is Terry Hayes, last seen wearing a black wet suit and silver oxygen tank. Rescued was Michael Pavlich, 34. At 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watch standers received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel...

Coast Guard rescues diver, continues search for another

Coast Guard rescues diver, continues search for another
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 34-year-old diver and continues to search for a man from the same dive 30 miles west of Hudson. Missing is a 57-year-old diver last seen wearing a black wet suit and silver oxygen tank. At 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio...

Coast Guard offloads about 1 ton of cocaine in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard offloads about 1 ton of cocaine in St. Petersburg
Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Pelican  offload approximately one ton of cocaine, worth an estimated $23 million wholesale, in St. Petersburg, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Pelican offloaded approximately one ton of cocaine, worth an estimated $23 million wholesale,...

Coast Guard repatriates 53 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 53 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba
MIAMI — Coast Guard crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutters Key Biscayne and Margaret Norvell repatriated 53 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. These repatriations are a result of three separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States. On Sept. 16, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutters Pelican and Cypress interdicted 15 Cuban migrants aboard a rustic vessel...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing mariner southwest of Port Fourchon

Coast Guard suspends search for missing mariner southwest of Port Fourchon
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a crewmember from the utility vessel Dustin Danos, Monday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report, Saturday, of a missing crewman last seen aboard the Dustin Danos wearing gray long johns and a white T-shirt earlier in the day. Multiple aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, Coast Guard Aviation Training...