Coast Guard, VMRC rescue jet skiers near Chincoteague, Virginia

Coast Guard, VMRC rescue jet skiers near Chincoteague, Virginia
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard and Virginia Marine Resource Commission rescued a woman and a boy in the early hours of Sunday morning in Horntown Bay near Chincoteague, Virginia. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia’s Command Center received a report that a 57 year-old woman and a 3 year-old boy went missing at 1:50 am on Sunday, June 28th. A...

Coast Guard Sector Virginia holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Virginia holds change of command ceremony
Capt. Kevin Carroll, departing commander of Coast Guard Sector Virginia, and Capt. Samson Stevens, incoming commander of Coast Guard Sector Virginia, salute each other during the change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Virginia, June 17, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Seaman Katlin Kilroy) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Capt. Samson Stevens relieved Capt. Kevin Carroll...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Virginia Beach, Virginia

Coast Guard medevacs man near Virginia Beach, Virginia
An Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter hovers over a container ship 48 miles east of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Apr. 27, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a ship 48 miles northeast of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Monday night. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Virginia command center received a report from the captain of the...

Coast Guard, partner agencies meet sportsman rescued in frigid conditions

Coast Guard, partner agencies meet sportsman rescued in frigid conditions
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Members of the Coast Guard, Virginia Marine Resource Commission, Virginia Department of Game Inland Fisheries, Accomack County, Riverside Hospital met the survivors rescued in a joint rescue operation in January at an event in Cape Charles, Va. Saturday. On January 19, 2020, three men were rescued after their boat capsized in Nandua Creek, Va., as a result of the joint operation...

Coast Guard suspends search after divers located canoers bodies

Coast Guard suspends search after divers located canoers bodies
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Auxiliarist Joseph Feldman. PORTSMOUTH, Va.— Newport News and York County divers who were assisting the Coast Guard in a multi-agency search for two missing men near the mouth of the Poquoson River located and recovered their bodies Monday. “We extend our deepest condolences to all of those family members and friends who are affected during this...

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing men in Poquoson River, Virginia

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing men in Poquoson River, Virginia
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and local authorities are searching for two missing men after their canoe capsized near the mouth of the Poquoson River Monday morning. A passenger who was also aboard the canoe was able to swim to shore and call York County 911, who then contacted the Coast Guard Sector Virginia command center at approximately 4:30...