Coast Guard rescues 2 from water off Cape Charles, VA

Coast Guard rescues 2 from water off Cape Charles, VA
A 70-year-old man and his 34-year-old son wait for the Coast Guard’s assistance after re-righting their capsized sailboat in the water off Cape Charles, Virginia, Aug. 5, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Francisco Garcia) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two people from the water off Cape Charles, Virginia, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders...

Coast Guard hoists boaters from yacht fire near Fisherman’s Island, VA

Coast Guard hoists boaters from yacht fire near Fisherman's Island, VA
The Delgatie is anchored at Station Cape Charles Friday, May 26, 2017.  (Photo courtesy of Station Cape Charles) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City hoisted two boaters from a yacht that was on fire near Fisherman’s Island Friday. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders were notified by the boaters through VHF channel 16 radio that the 50-foot yacht Delgatie was...

Coast Guard searching for mariner in Chesapeake Bay, VA

Coast Guard searching for mariner in Chesapeake Bay, VA
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing man Thursday near Cherrystone Inlet in Chesapeake Bay. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Cape Charles in Cape Charles were notified at 4 p.m. by a good Samaritan that a 27-foot Carolina Skiff had capsized with three persons aboard. The good Samaritan rescued two of the mariners but the third remained missing. The missing mariner is reported...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker from water near Cape Charles, Va.

Coast Guard rescues kayaker from water near Cape Charles, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard pulled one kayaker from the water near Cape Charles Wednesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center were notified at 9:20 a.m. that one adult male overturned his kayak in the vicinity of Cherrystone Inlet approximately 2 miles west of Cape Charles. Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast, a...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Smith Island, Va.

Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Smith Island, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for a 20-year-old man in the water in the vicinity of Smith Island near the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The search for the missing swimmer, which began Sunday at approximately 2:00 p.m. after the man was last seen in the water about 20 feet from the beach, was suspended at 8 p.m. The search effort included 45-foot...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for person in water near Virginia Beach, Va.

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for person in water near Virginia Beach, Va.
Seaman Alexis Bach scans the horizon aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cochito Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 off Virginia Beach, Virginia. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Master Chief Petty Officer Stephen B. Atchley. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a person in the water near Virginia Beach Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a report at 2:10...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Virginia Beach, Va.

Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Virginia Beach, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Friday for a 25-year-old man who fell off his tube while tubing behind a boat near Virginia Beach Thursday. The search for the man that began Thursday at about 6:15 p.m. after he was last seen in the water approximately 100 yards from Little Creek Channel, was suspended Friday at 8 p.m. The search effort included a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium...

Coast Guard assists 2 kayakers in southern Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard assists 2 kayakers in southern Chesapeake Bay
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted two stranded kayakers Saturday in Chesapeake Bay off Oyster Point. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a call forwarded by Eastern Shore of Virginia 911 Dispatch at 7:55 p.m. that two male kayakers had swamped their kayaks in shallow water approximately six miles south of Oyster Point and could not continue paddling. Sector Hampton...

Coast Guard, local agencies assist four after boat sinks 6 miles off Cape Charles, Va.

Coast Guard, local agencies assist four after boat sinks 6 miles off Cape Charles, Va.
CAPE CHARLES, V.A. — The Coast Guard and local agencies assisted four people whose boat flooded and sank Friday approximately six miles southwest of Cape Charles. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a phone call from the distressed boaters at 8:21 a.m. that their boat was taking on water and their on-board bilge pump could not keep up with the flooding. Sector Hampton Roads...