Coast Guard rescues 55-year-old man 1 mile west of Aripeka

Coast Guard rescues 55-year-old man 1 mile west of Aripeka
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ARIPEKA, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 55-year-old man from a 25-foot boat Saturday approximately 1 mile west of Aripeka. Rescued was Jeffrey Statkus, 55, from Brooksville. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a 911 relay...

Coast Guard rescues 76-year-old boater from aground sailboat in Crystal River

Coast Guard rescues 76-year-old boater from aground sailboat in Crystal River
24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 76-year-old man after his sailboat ran aground in Crystal River, Monday. Rescued was Jack Baird, 76, from Dunnellon. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); At 11:32 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a report of...

Coast Guard rescues 2 after canoes sink

Coast Guard rescues 2 after canoes sink
29-foot Response Boat-Small U.S. Coast Guard file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two mariners stranded on navigational beacon light 6 near Anclote Key, Sunday. Rescued were cousins Jackie Mabe Jr., 27, from Hudson and Dustin L. Smith, 25, from Tampa. At 1:51 p.m., Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a call from Mabe stating he and his cousin were stranded...

Coast Guard rescues boater clinging to Bradenton pier

Coast Guard rescues boater clinging to Bradenton pier
A 29-foot Response Boat Small-II boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Cortez, Florida, tows a boater aboard his disabled 10-foot dingy from under the Bradenton pier, Sunday, April 15, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORTEZ, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a boater aboard a 10-foot dingy stranded under the Bradenton pier Sunday. At 11 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a call...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 63-year-old boater

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 63-year-old boater
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard suspended the search at 1:30 p.m. Friday for a missing 63-year-old man in the Gulf of Mexico after a fishing boat sank 70 miles south west of Fort Myers Beach. Missing is Dennis Grim, 63. Coast Guard and partner agencies conducted 19 searches covering...

Coast Guard rescues 3, searching for missing boater 70 miles south west of Fort Myers Beach

Coast Guard rescues 3, searching for missing boater 70 miles south west of Fort Myers Beach
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard is searching for a 63-year-old man in the Gulf of Mexico after a fishing boat sank 70 miles south west of Fort Myers Beach. At 3:59 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a distress call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from James Beeman, the captain aboard the 37-foot commercial...

Coast Guard assists 5 from disabled boat in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard assists 5 from disabled boat in Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard boatcrew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, from Station St. Petersburg, Florida, tows an 18-foot disabled pontoon boat 1 mile south of the Gandy Boat Ramp, Florida, Monday, March 12, 2018. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Aaron Massey. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted two adults and three children Monday from their disabled 18-foot pontoon boat 1 mile...

Coast Guard hosts Africa Command Military-to-Military event

Coast Guard hosts Africa Command Military-to-Military event
Participants in the Department of Defense’s Africa Command’s (AFRICOM) Military-to-Military program event are shown at U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Friday, March 9, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard hosted 13 partner nation representatives from eight African nations Friday at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg...

Coast Guard rescues 7 from disabled boat in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard rescues 7 from disabled boat in Tampa Bay
Station St. Petersburg crewmembers assist rescued boaters disembark a Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small II at the station, March 4, 2018.U.S. Coast Guard photo. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued five adults and two children from their disabled 14-foot boat in Tampa Bay, Sunday. Rescued were Tampa natives, Ivelise Hernandez, 22, Lucy Hernandez, 44, Carlos Martinez, 7, Edrick Martinez,...