Coast Guard responds to swimmer in distress near Dauphin Island, Alabama

Coast Guard responds to swimmer in distress near Dauphin Island, Alabama
Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to a swimmer in distress near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 3 p.m. that a female swimmer was in distress after reportedly being pulled out by the rip tide...

Coast Guard Sector Mobile conducts Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard Sector Mobile conducts Operation Dry Water
NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard Sector Mobile conducted Operation Dry Water over the July 4 holiday weekend along with local government partners. Operation Dry Water is a national, year-round awareness and enforcement campaign targeted at boating under the influence. Coast Guard Sector Mobile law enforcement personnel worked with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Okaloosa County...

Coast Guard medevacs 2 swimmers near Destin, Florida

Coast Guard medevacs 2 swimmers near Destin, Florida
29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced two swimmers who were in distress while swimming near East Pass in Destin, Florida, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report around 1 p.m. that two swimmers were struggling to make it back to land after their raft had been swept away from shore. A nearby Good Samaritan was able to retrieve...

Coast Guard medevacs 2 divers offshore Pensacola Beach, Florida

Coast Guard medevacs 2 divers offshore Pensacola Beach, Florida
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced two divers experiencing symptoms requiring medical attention offshore Pensacola Beach, Florida, Saturday. One 28-year-old male was transported to a local hospital in stable condition, and one 48-year-old male was pronounced deceased by a local coroner. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a...

Overdue boater in Dauphin Island located by good Samaritan

Overdue boater in Dauphin Island located by good Samaritan
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and local agencies have concluded the search for the overdue person in Dauphin Island after watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report that a good Samaritan found Brian Duff three miles south of Pelican Island, Alabama. Duff met his family at Station Dauphin Island and was reported in stable condition. “Wearing...

Coast Guard searching for overdue person near Dauphin Island

Coast Guard searching for overdue person near Dauphin Island
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer Andrew Barresi NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for an overdue person near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Friday. Missing is Brian Duff, a white adult male with an orange life jacket, with a long sleeve under his life jacket. The child that was with him and was reported missing...

Coast Guard searches for owner of unmanned adrift kayak

Coast Guard searches for owner of unmanned adrift kayak
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for the owner of an unmanned kayak floating in Choctawhatchee Bay, Florida, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 12:08 p.m. from a good Samaritan vessel about the unmanned kayak that was located one mile south of Boggy Bayou. The red Perception Sport ‘Pescador 12’ kayak is approximately 10 to 12 feet long. A dolphin-themed...

Coast Guard medevacs divers offshore Pensacola, Florida

Coast Guard medevacs divers offshore Pensacola, Florida
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced two divers reporting symptoms of decompression sickness offshore Pensacola, Florida, Monday. One 55-year-old male diver was transported to Spring Hill Medical Center, and one 66-year-old male diver was pronounced deceased by EMS upon arriving to shore. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a...

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing persons near Perdido Pass, Alabama

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing persons near Perdido Pass, Alabama
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is actively searching for two missing people last seen swimming near Perdido Pass, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from a 911 operator at 5:54 p.m. of three people in distress who were swimming in the vicinity of Perdido Pass. Two swimmers are still missing. The...