Coast Guard medevacs woman with head injury near Petit Bois Island

Coast Guard medevacs woman with head injury near Petit Bois Island
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne ZilnickiNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a woman with a head injury near Petit Bois Island, Mississippi, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a report at 3:38 p.m. of a woman who sustained a head injury head injury aboard a fishing vessel approximately 3 nautical miles...

On his wedding day, off-duty Coast Guard member rescues person in the water

On his wedding day, off-duty Coast Guard member rescues person in the water
NEW ORLEANS – An off-duty Coast Guard member rescued a man from the water near Orange Beach, Alabama, August 2, 2018. Shortly after his wedding, Petty Officer 2nd Class Zac Edwards, a Coast Guard member stationed at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, was posing for photographs with his wife on Orange Beach. A woman approached Edwards and explained there was a man in the water who was struggling...

Coast Guard ends search for 2 men near Dauphin Island

Coast Guard ends search for 2 men near Dauphin Island
Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard ended its search for two men near Central Public Beach near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Friday. A body was recovered at 6:07 p.m. Thursday and the second at 8:28 a.m. Friday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at 2:47 p.m. Thursday of a 17-year-old male and 40-year-old male last seen entering the water...

Coast Guard searching for 2 men near Dauphin Island

Coast Guard searching for 2 men near Dauphin Island
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for two men near Central Public Beach near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at 2:47 p.m. of a 17-year-old male and 40-year-old male last seen entering the water from the beach. Involved in the search are: Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island...

Coast Guard searching for overdue boaters near Pensacola

Coast Guard searching for overdue boaters near Pensacola
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for three overdue boaters near Pensacola, Florida, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report that a man and his two sons had not returned by the anticipated time. They launched from Navy Point Boat Launch in Bayou Grande. Missing are: David Washington, 80 years old, hometown...

Coast Guard to establish safety zone near Biloxi, Mississippi

Coast Guard to establish safety zone near Biloxi, Mississippi
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a safety zone for the 2018 Biloxi Airshow in Biloxi, Mississippi, from Thursday to Sunday. The airshow will take place over the Biloxi Harbor Channel from Thursday to Sunday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. No vessel may transit within the safety zone that will be between positions 30-23-22.6 N, 88-50-54.9 W; 30-23-25.5 N, 88-53-12.1 W; 30-22-52.3...

Coast Guard rescues 7 people from capsized boat near Horn Island

Coast Guard rescues 7 people from capsized boat near Horn Island
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued seven people from a capsized vessel approximately 4 miles east of Horn Island, Mississippi, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a notification at 2:47 p.m. from Sea Tow that they had lost communications with a vessel they were en route to assist. Sector...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone for Pensacola Blue Angels Airshow

Coast Guard establishes safety zone for Pensacola Blue Angels Airshow
Navy Blue Angels file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish two temporary safety zones in portions of the Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Sound during the annual Pensacola Beach Air Show over the Gulf of Mexico at Pensacola Beach, Florida, Friday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gulf of Mexico safety zone includes all...

Inter-agency team recovers cocaine near Pensacola

Inter-agency team recovers cocaine near Pensacola
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and local agencies recovered approximately 35 kilos of cocaine from the Gulf of Mexico, south of Pensacola, Florida, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday from a good Samaritan of a bale of cocaine floating in the water south of Pensacola. Watchstanders directed the launch...