Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue man after vessel sinks

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue man after vessel sinks
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard response crews and a good Samaritan rescued a man from his sunken fishing vessel approximately 20 miles southwest of Kitty Hawk, N.C., Monday. The man was rescued wearing a life jacket in 46-degree water. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received the initial report from the father-in-law of a man whose...

Coast Guard lights LED upgrade to Oak Island Lighthouse, N.C.

Coast Guard lights LED upgrade to Oak Island Lighthouse, N.C.
The Coast Guard lit a first of its kind LED-based rotating beacon at Oak IslandLighthouse on Caswell Beach, N.C., Dec. 7, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard lit a first of its kind LED-based rotating beacon at Oak Island Lighthouse on Caswell Beach, N.C., Monday. This upgrade is the Coast Guard’s first LED-based rotating beacon for an active aid to navigation...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search Monday for a man who left Manns Harbor on a kayak fishing trip Saturday evening. Missing is Alexander Rush, 26. He was last heard from at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday night. An overturned kayak of the same make, model and color was found in the vicinity of Roanoke Island Monday morning and...

Coast Guard searching for missing 26-year-old kayaker

Coast Guard searching for missing 26-year-old kayaker
24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo. WILMINGTON N.C. — The Coast Guard is searching for a man who left Manns Harbor on a kayak fishing trip Saturday evening. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center received a notification from Dare County emergency dispatcher at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Sunday after the man’s wife made a 911 report. The last contact...

Coast Guard rescues stranded mariners on Raccoon Island, N.C.

Coast Guard rescues stranded mariners on Raccoon Island, N.C.
The Coast Guard rescued three stranded mariners from Raccoon Island after their vessel had drifted approximately 23 miles east of Hobucken, N.C., Nov. 24, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd class Jonathan Negron) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued three stranded mariners from Raccoon Island after their vessel had drifted off the island where they were hunting, Tuesday morning.. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard concludes search for missing man near St. Helena Sound

Coast Guard concludes search for missing man near St. Helena Sound
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard concluded the search Thursday evening for a man who went missing after his fishing vessel capsized, Wednesday. The man has been identified as Don Melcoock, 50, who is from the greater Charleston area. “I am thankful of the aggressive search efforts...

Coast Guard searching for 2 men near St. Helena Sound

Coast Guard searching for 2 men near St. Helena Sound
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is searching for two men who went missing after their fishing vessel capsized, Tuesday. The fishing vessel was located by a good Samaritan who reported the vessel was capsized near the south end of St. Helena Sound, South Carolina. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received notification at 3:47 p.m.,...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing from overturned vessel

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing from overturned vessel
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search Thursday for two persons in the water after an overturned recreational vessel was discovered near Beaufort Inlet on Tuesday. George Hamilton Andrews from Raleigh and William “Bill” Watkins Merriman IV from Wilmington remain missing. They were last seen departing from Atlantic Beach Sunday...

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing from overturned vessel

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing from overturned vessel
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal file photo. WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue their search for two persons in the water after an overturned recreational vessel was discovered near Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, Tuesday morning. George Hamilton Andrews from Raleigh and William (Bill) Watkins Merriman IV from Wilmington remain missing. They were last seen...