Coast Guard, partner agencies end search for missing 23 year-old male

Coast Guard, partner agencies end search for missing 23 year-old male
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat – Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd. Class Mark Jones PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies ended their search, Sunday, for a 23-year-old male who was last seen going under the surface of the water while swimming at Dam Neck Beach, Saturday evening. Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire Department recovered a body matching the description of the...

Coast Guard searching for missing 23 year-old male at Dam Neck Beach

Coast Guard searching for missing 23 year-old male at Dam Neck Beach
Coast Guard Station Little Creek, Virginia 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann.PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a 23-year-old male who was last seen going under the surface of the water while swimming at Dam Neck Beach, Saturday evening. The male was last seen wearing dark swim trunks. Watchstanders at Coast...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman in Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman in Chesapeake Bay
A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies have suspended their search for a missing 70 year old fisherman who was reported overdue on Thursday. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission recovered a body matching the description of the missing mariner at 9:15 a.m. Saturday morning. Coast...

Coast Guard completes oil spill cleanup in Colonial Beach

Coast Guard completes oil spill cleanup in Colonial Beach
COLONIAL BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard concluded cleanup operations for an oil spill from a partially sunken vessel in Colonial Beach on Friday. Cleanup efforts started after a vessel partially sank at a pier and began discharging oil from its fuel tanks late Sunday night. Early Monday morning, pollution responders from Coast Guard Sector Virginia responded to the scene and federalized the case to...

Coast Guard searches for missing fisherman in Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard searches for missing fisherman in Chesapeake Bay
Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish file photo by Petty Officer Annie R. Berlin PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for an overdue mariner in the Chesapeake Bay. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia received a call at 1:40 p.m. on Thursday, from the son of the 70 year old fisherman who said his father departed on a fishing trip from Ingram Bay at 8 a.m. and had not...

Coast Guard rescues 3 mariners stranded on sailboat in Chincoteague Harbor

Coast Guard rescues 3 mariners stranded on sailboat in Chincoteague Harbor
A rescue swimmer from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City rappels down to rescue three mariners stranded in Chincoteague Harbor, Virginia, Sept. 1, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Ross Comstock) CHINCOTEAGUE, Va.— The Coast Guard rescued 3 people in Chincoteague Inlet after their sailboat ran aground during severe weather Wednesday afternoon. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 65 miles east of Virginia Beach

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 65 miles east of Virginia Beach
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 46-year-old man reportedly suffering from symptoms of a heart attack approximately 65 miles east of Virginia Beach, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia received the initial report at approximately 1:15 p.m. from the captain...

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 6 after vessel sinks off Chincoteague

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 6 after vessel sinks off Chincoteague
Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish file photo by Petty Officer Annie R. Berlin PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of six people on Monday, 60 miles east of Chincoteague, Virginia, with the help of a good Samaritan. No injuries were reported, but the 34-foot pleasure craft was determined to be unrecoverable. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia received the initial distress...

Coast Guard rescues 7 from sport fishing boat beset by weather

Coast Guard rescues 7 from sport fishing boat beset by weather
Aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C. rescue seven people aboard a 40-foot sport fishing boat beset by weather 60 nautical miles southeast of Cape May, N.J., July 25, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard photo CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued seven people from a sport fishing boat beset by weather 69 miles southeast of Cape May Sunday. A small craft advisory for the area indicated...