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...

Coast Guard continues search for missing diver 30 miles west of Hudson

Coast Guard continues search for missing diver 30 miles west of Hudson
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard continues to search for a missing 57-year-old diver 30 miles west of Hudson. Missing is Terry Hayes, last seen wearing a black wet suit and silver oxygen tank. Rescued was Michael Pavlich, 34. At 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watch standers received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel...

Coast Guard rescues diver, continues search for another

Coast Guard rescues diver, continues search for another
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 34-year-old diver and continues to search for a man from the same dive 30 miles west of Hudson. Missing is a 57-year-old diver last seen wearing a black wet suit and silver oxygen tank. At 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat 70 miles west of Anclote Key

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat 70 miles west of Anclote Key
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photoTARPON SPRINGS, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 49-year-old man Thursday from a fishing boat 70 miles north west of Anclote Key. Medevaced was Sean Haas, 49. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a distress call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 at 9:25 a.m. from a crew member aboard the 25-foot fishing boat, Awesome Angler....