Coast Guard ends search for person in water near Empire, Louisiana

Coast Guard ends search for person in water near Empire, Louisiana
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard ended its search for a person in the water near Empire, Louisiana, Wednesday. Coast Guard crews searched over 1,761 square-nautical miles for over 31 hours but were unable to locate the missing man. “Suspending a search is never easy and our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the missing person during this difficult time,” said Lt....

Coast Guard, good Samaritan vessel helps transport vessel taking on water

Coast Guard, good Samaritan vessel helps transport vessel taking on water
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan vessel helped to establish communications, dewater, and escort a fishing vessel that was taking on water with three people aboard in the Gulf of Mexico, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District received an Emergency Position-Indicating...

Coast Guard ends search for person in water near Venice, Louisiana

Coast Guard ends search for person in water near Venice, Louisiana
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has ended its search for a person who was last seen swimming in the Lower Mississippi River near Venice, Louisiana, Sunday. Coast Guard crews searched 216 square miles for approximately 26 hours. “The decision to end a search is never easy,” said Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Plummer, a search and rescue mission coordinator at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans....

Coast Guard searching for person in water near Venice, Louisiana

Coast Guard searching for person in water near Venice, Louisiana
Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish file photo by Petty Officer Annie R. Berlin NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a person who was last seen swimming in the Lower Mississippi River near Venice, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 5:38 p.m. of a missing 27-year-old man who was last seen swimming in the Lower Mississippi River near mile marker...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Fort Jackson, Louisiana

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Fort Jackson, Louisiana
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water near Fort Jackson, Louisiana, Sunday. “Coast Guard crews from multiple units diligently searched 167 square-nautical miles for approximately 22 hours but, unfortunately, were unable to locate the individual,” said Cmdr. Michael Wolfe, a search and rescue mission coordinator at Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Fort Jackson, Louisiana

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Fort Jackson, Louisiana
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near Fort Jackson, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 5:41 a.m. of a vessel with three people aboard taking on water near mile marker 20 on the Mississippi River. The vessel sank and two of the three people...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for a person in the water near South Pass, Louisiana

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for a person in the water near South Pass, Louisiana
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near South Pass, Louisiana, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 8:33 a.m. from a good Samaritan that two men were found on the beach at South Pass after their vessel capsized. A survivor reported that a 60-year-old...

Coast Guard assists disabled ferry in New York Harbor

Coast Guard assists disabled ferry in New York Harbor
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish helps set up a tow with The Manhattan, a ferry with 100 people aboard that became disabled in New York Harbor on Nov. 22, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier) NEW YORK — The Coast Guard assisted a disabled ferry in the New York Harbor and East River, Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 3:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing paddle boarder near Jones Beach

Coast Guard suspends search for missing paddle boarder near Jones Beach
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a paddle boarder who was last seen off Atlantic Beach, New York, on Sunday. Missing is Gary Turkel, 41. Turkel was reported missing by the Nassau County Fire Department at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Sunday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); A family member called local authorities and stated...