Coast Guard assists fishing vessel 80 miles off Key West

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel 80 miles off Key West
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge file photo MIAMI — Coast Guard rescue crews assisted the 40-foot fishing vessel Santa Maria, Thursday, after the crew launched two flares signaling their distress approximately 80 miles southwest of Key West. A nearby good Samaritan saw the flares and reported to Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders the Santa Maria crew’s distress. The good Samaritan...

Coast Guard assists 3 people from vessel taking on water

Coast Guard assists 3 people from vessel taking on water
A Coast Guard Station Islamorada  boat crew assists three people aboard a 50-foot white sport fishing vessel, Legasea.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.) Miami — A Coast Guard Station Islamorada boat crew assisted three people aboard a 50-foot white sport fisher vessel, Legasea, taking on water, Saturday, approximately 5 miles south of Tavernier. A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 45-foot Response...

Coast Guard rescues man off Saddlebunch Key

Coast Guard rescues man off Saddlebunch Key
Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Pierce MIAMI — Coast Guard Station Key West and Air Station Miami crews rescued a 50-year-old man, Friday, in the vicinity of American Shoal Light. An Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew reported finding the vessel anchored near American Shoal Light, but no one aboard. Approximately 3...

Coast Guard rescues 2 off Key West

Coast Guard rescues 2 off Key West
A small boat crew from Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton rescues two men off a disabled 25-foot boat approximately 20 miles off Dry Tortugas National Park, Dec. 17, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton crew rescued two people Thursday after their vessel became disabled approximately 20 miles off Dry Tortugas National Park. Rescued were Patrick and Michael...

Coast Guard searching for owner of an adrift kayak south of Everglade City

Coast Guard searching for owner of an adrift kayak south of Everglade City
Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a report of an unmanned and adrift kayak near Everglades City at approximately 5 pm. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for the owner of an unmanned and adrift kayak Friday, south of Everglade City. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a report from an Everglades Park Ranger of an unmanned and adrift kayak...

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in the water off Islamorada

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in the water off Islamorada
Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday at approximately 6:30 p.m., for a possible person in the water 14 miles south of Matecumbe. The missing person is 77-years-old, Paul James. Coast Guard District 7 watchstanders received an emergency position-indication radio beacon activation on a 30-foot Grady White at approximately 1 p.m., Monday. Coast...

Coast Guard assists injured shrimper 47 miles off Key West

Coast Guard assists injured shrimper 47 miles off Key West
Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Pierce MIAMI — The Coast Guard medically assisted a 56-year-old man from the 67-foot shrimp boat, Lexi Joe, Monday, approximately 47 miles northwest of Key West. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew lowered a rescue swimmer to the Lexi Joe who medically assisted the man until...

Coast Guard assists in medavacing snorkeler near Plantation Key

Coast Guard assists in medavacing snorkeler near Plantation Key
A Coast Guard Station Islamorada small boat crew assists in medevacing an unconscious snorkeler near Plantation Key, Florida. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Wilfredo Lugo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard responded Saturday to a report of an unconscious snorkeler aboard the commercial dive boat, Lost Continent, near Plantation Key. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received notification...

Coast Guard assists man, dog off Key Largo

Coast Guard assists man, dog off Key Largo
A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot boat crew assists a man and his dog after his vessel ran out of fuel off Key Largo, Florida, Nov. 10, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Brennan Griffith) MIAMI – A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boat crew assisted a man and his dog Tuesday, after his vessel ran out of fuel off Key Largo, Florida. The...