Coast Guard rescue 2 from capsized canoe in Apollo Beach, Florida

Coast Guard rescue 2 from capsized canoe in Apollo Beach, Florida
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 29-foot Response Boat-Small II boatcrew rescued two people holding onto a capsized canoe in Bullfrog Creek near Apollo Beach, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Geary ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a capsized canoe in Bullfrog Creek near Apollo Beach, Florida, Wednesday morning. A Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard assists 3 near Redfish Pass, Florida

Coast Guard assists 3 near Redfish Pass, Florida
A Coast Guard Station Ft. Myers Beach boatcrew assisted three people on a vessel taking on water 17 miles west of Sanibel Island, Florida, Oct. 4, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard assisted three people on a vessel taking on water 17 miles west of Sanibel Island Saturday afternoon. A Coast Guard Station Ft. Myers Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew arrived...

Coast Guard assists 5 near Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge

Coast Guard assists 5 near Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg boatcrew assisted five people on a vessel taking on water near the Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge Sept. 29, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Crowton.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard assisted five people on a vessel taking on water near the Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge Sunday afternoon. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response...

Coast Guard rescues 5 boaters near Naples, Florida

Coast Guard rescues 5 boaters near Naples, Florida
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued five people whose vessel was disabled near Naples, Florida, Saturday morning. The five where found by a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew safe aboard a 24-foot angler with mechanical failure and no marine radio. A Coast Guard Station Ft. Myers Beach 45-foot Response...

Coast Guard rescues man after boat capsizes 20 miles west of Spring Hill

Coast Guard rescues man after boat capsizes 20 miles west of Spring Hill
Coast Guard Station Yankeetown 27-foot Utility Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued a man Thursday after his boat capsized approximately 20 miles west of Spring Hill. Rescued was Walker Wesley, 59, from Spring Hill, Florida. The man was transported to Hernando Beach boat ramp where local EMS met him and was released in good...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 fishermen 45 miles west of Egmont Key

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 fishermen 45 miles west of Egmont Key
Coast Guard  45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A good Samaritan rescued three fishermen Wednesday after their boat capsized approximately 45 miles west of Egmont Key. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew launched and once on scene embarked three people at about 9:45 p.m., from the good...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in Crystal River, Florida

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in Crystal River, Florida
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Auxiliarist Joseph Feldman. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing paddle boarder in Crystal River, Monday. The missing person was recovered by Citrus County Sheriff and identified by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). At approximately 1:00 a.m., Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received notification...

Coast Guard searching for missing person in Crystal River, Florida

Coast Guard searching for missing person in Crystal River, Florida
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing paddle boarder in Crystal River, Monday. At approximately 1:00 a.m., Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received notification from Citrus County Sheriff of a 43-year-old male paddle boarder, dressed as “Captain Jack Sparrow,” who left Hunter Springs Park Saturday evening...

Coast Guard seeks tips for threatening radio broadcast

Coast Guard seeks tips for threatening radio broadcast
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is seeking information regarding a person making threats and hoax calls on marine band radio off the gulf coast of Florida. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center received the latest threat on Aug. 13, 2019 via VHF channel 22A. In this call, the male caller makes threats against the Coast Guard personnel, aircrafts and vessels. The broadcast sounds...