Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 4 after plane crash in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 4 after plane crash in St. Petersburg
Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued four people Wednesday after their plane crashed in the water near Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received notification at 12:35 p.m. from a crew member aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small from Coast...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 2 kayakers near Memorial Causeway in Clearwater

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 2 kayakers near Memorial Causeway in Clearwater
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard, and partner agencies rescued two kayakers Thursday who were beset by weather near the Memorial Causeway in Clearwater. At 5:57 p.m., Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Command Center watchstanders received a call from a good Samaritan on shore reporting multiple distressed...

Coast Guard assists boater, dog near Dunedin Marina

Coast Guard assists boater, dog near Dunedin Marina
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo DUNEDIN, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted a boater and his dog from a sailboat beset by weather Thursday near the Dunedin Marina. Assisted was Skyler Bliss, from Dunedin. At 5:13 a.m., Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Command Center watchstanders received a report from Bliss stating his two sailboats, that were tied together, were beset by weather,...

Coast Guard rescues two boaters in wake of Hurricane Michael

Coast Guard rescues two boaters in wake of Hurricane Michael
The 50-foot sailboat Old School sits in 8-foot seas after a Coast Guard crew rescued two boaters Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, near Boca Grande, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters from a 50-foot sailboat in 8-foot seas near Boca Grande, Wednesday. This is the second Coast Guard marine rescue in the Fort Myers Beach area due to Hurricane Michael...

Coast Guard prepares for Hurricane Michael, closes ports

Coast Guard prepares for Hurricane Michael, closes ports
Coast Guard Station Yankeetown crew member Seaman Nicholas Feder hands a sand bag to Fireman Richard Tzoumas-White at the station in preparation for Hurricane Michael, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Michael Clark.) YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard set port condition Zulu for northern Florida Gulf Coast ports, Tuesday, and continues to prepare for impacts of Hurricane...

Coast Guard urges boaters to prepare for Hurricane Michael

Coast Guard urges boaters to prepare for Hurricane Michael
TAMPA, Fla.— The Coast Guard along Florida’s Gulf Coast reminds boaters to prepare Monday for Hurricane Michael. The Coast Guard asks boaters to take action now as hurricane winds, degraded sea conditions and rainfall can impact areas well ahead of the storm. “As we prepare our Coast Guard stations and personnel, we urge the public to do the same,” said Capt. Holly Najarian, the...

Coast Guard locates missing boater 15 miles west of Suwannee, FL

Coast Guard locates missing boater 15 miles west of Suwannee, FL
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard located a missing boater 15 miles west of Suwannee on Friday. Rescued was Trenton native, Jerry Driggers, 71. At 10:57 p.m. Thursday, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a report from Driggers’ wife stating Driggers was due back from a fishing trip aboard his 22-foot boat by sunset and...

Coast Guard rescues 5 people from capsized boat near Cedar Key, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues 5 people from capsized boat near Cedar Key, Fla.
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CEDAR KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued 5 people Saturday from the water after their boat capsized 24 miles south west of the Withlacoochee River. Rescued were: Hollie Moore, Todd Nanke, Troy Nanke, Steven Nanke, Chris Singlekey. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a distress call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16...

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer near Vinoy Park, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer near Vinoy Park, Fla.
Coast Guard Response Boat-Medium file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 42-year-old kite surfer Thursday in the entrance of the North Yacht Basin Anchorage near Vinoy Park. Rescued was Jason Chavez from Riverview. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received the call at 12:30 p.m. from good Samaritan stating there was a kitesurfer in distress near Vinoy Park. Watchstanders...