Coast Guard ends search for missing 14-year-old boy near Destin, Florida

Coast Guard ends search for missing 14-year-old boy near Destin, Florida
Coast Guard Cutter Ridley file photo MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard ended its search Thursday for a 14-year-old boy who was last seen swimming at Henderson Beach State Park in Destin, Florida. A beachgoer found a body matching the description of the missing boy on James Lee Beach at 2:22 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received notification at approximately 6:45 p.m. Wednesday from Okaloosa...

Coast Guard searching for 14-year-old boy near Destin, Florida

Coast Guard searching for 14-year-old boy near Destin, Florida
Coast Guard Cutter Ridley file photo MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching Thursday for a 14-year-old boy who went missing while swimming at Henderson Beach State Park in Destin, Florida. The boy was last seen wearing gray shorts. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received notification at approximately 6:45 p.m. Wednesday from Okaloosa Sheriff’s County Office personnel...

Coast Guard reminds that hoax calls and laser pointers are no joke

Coast Guard reminds that hoax calls and laser pointers are no joke
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard would like to remind people of the dangers and penalties associated with hoax distress calls and the use of laser pointers pointed at aircraft or boat crews on patrol. For 230 years the Coast Guard has responded to distress calls at sea but lately, false distress has been on the rise, which places rescue crews in danger, diminishes our capacity to respond to real emergencies...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Destin, Florida

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Destin, Florida
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a person in the water near Destin, Florida, Wednesday. The Coast Guard searched approximately 2,284 square nautical miles continuously for a total of 97 resource hours. “The decision to suspend a case is never easy,” said Lt. Ben Cariddi, the search and rescue mission coordinator at...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Pensacola, Florida

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Pensacola, Florida
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard assisted a vessel in distress that was taking on water offshore Pensacola, Florida, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a distress call at about 1 a.m from the recreational vessel Liberty Call, which had struck a submerged object and...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near Pensacola, Florida

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near Pensacola, Florida
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing kayaker near Pensacola, Florida.  The Coast Guard searched approximately 3,918 square miles over 105 hours. Missing is Tosh Mutdho, last seen departing the Pensacola Beach Pier at approximately 6 p.m. Monday on a kayak. The Coast Guard searched approximately 3,918 square miles over 105...

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Diver

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Diver
Coast Guard Cutter Ridley file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has ended its search for a missing diver near the Hathaway Bridge in Panama City, Florida, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 3 p.m. Saturday that a vessel had driven through an area where four recreational divers had been swimming near the Hathaway Bridge. One diver was struck by...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Goose Creek Bay

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Goose Creek Bay
24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in the vicinity of Goose Creek Bay in Wakulla County, Florida, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 2 a.m. CST of a capsized 12-foot aluminum boat, with one person on board. The vessel was recovered approximately two nautical miles south of...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water in Mobile Bay

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water in Mobile Bay
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search, Saturday, for a person in the water in Mobile Bay, Alabama. The Coast Guard and local agencies began searching Friday after watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report of a capsized boat in Mobile Bay. Coast Guard crews searched an area of 1,152 square nautical miles over the course...