Coast Guard suspends search for man missing west of Stump Pass Beach State Park

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing west of Stump Pass Beach State Park
Coast Guard HC-130 file photo ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Coast Guard crews suspended their search Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. for a missing a 50-year-old man 20 miles west of Stump Pass Beach State Park. Missing is Todd Battaglino, from Venice. Coast Guard crews and partner agencies searched a combined total of 98 hours, and covered 3,860 square miles in search of Battaglino. Partner agency personnel from...

Coast Guard searching for 50-year-old man West of Stump Pass Beach State Park

Coast Guard searching for 50-year-old man West of Stump Pass Beach State Park
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — The Coast Guard continues to search Tuesday for a 50-year-old man 20 miles west of Stump Pass Beach State Park. Missing is Todd Battaglino, from Venice. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center received a 911 relay at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday from the Florida Fish and...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 after helicopter crash

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 after helicopter crash
Coast Guard Station Cortez 29-foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by by Seaman Meredith A. Manning ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued three people after a helicopter crash Wednesday near Anna Maria Island. A 29-foot Response Boat-Small (RBS) boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cortez was dispatched at 10:55 a.m. after a report of a helicopter crash 2 miles west...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters after personal watercraft capsizes near Miguel Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters after personal watercraft capsizes near Miguel Bay
A Coast Guard Station Cortez 29-foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by by Seaman Meredith A. Manning CORTEZ, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Monday after their personal watercraft capsized 500 yards west of Big Miguel Pass. Rescued were John Miller, 50 and Shane Schaltz, 51. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Cortez received a 911 transfer at 8:20 p.m. via Manatee County Dispatch...

Coast Guard medevacs man from sailboat near Lido Key

Coast Guard medevacs man from sailboat near Lido Key
A Station Cortez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew medevacs a 43-year-old man from a sailboat 2 miles west of Big Sarasota Pass, Florida, June 30, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) LIDO KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Saturday from a sailboat 2 miles west of Big Sarasota Pass. Rescued was Tarpon Springs native, Bryan Shawl, 43. At 1:54 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters after vessel capsizes near Longboat Key

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters after vessel capsizes near Longboat Key
A boatcrew from Station Cortez rescued two distressed boaters from the hull of this capsized 31-foot fishing boat and transferred them to Coquina Boat Ramp with no reported injuries Thursday. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORTEZ, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Thursday after their vessel capsized 6 miles west of Longboat Key. Rescued were Donald Swanson, 60 and Tonda Reeck, 62. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues boater clinging to Bradenton pier

Coast Guard rescues boater clinging to Bradenton pier
A 29-foot Response Boat Small-II boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Cortez, Florida, tows a boater aboard his disabled 10-foot dingy from under the Bradenton pier, Sunday, April 15, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORTEZ, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a boater aboard a 10-foot dingy stranded under the Bradenton pier Sunday. At 11 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a call...

Coast Guard rescues boater 2 miles west of Casey Key

Coast Guard rescues boater 2 miles west of Casey Key
Coast Guard Station Cortez 29-foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by by Seaman Meredith A. Manning CORTEZ, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a man aboard his 14-foot sailboat 2 miles west of Casey Key, Saturday. Rescued was Palm Beach Gardens native, Paul Friedman, 53. At 5:10 p.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a distress call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16. Friedman...

Coast Guard suspends search for boater off Mead Point

Coast Guard suspends search for boater off Mead Point
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo CORTEZ, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended their search Sunday evening for a boater missing 5 miles north west Mead Point since Friday. At approximately 6:15 p.m. Friday, watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a report from the wife of Fraser Horne, 63, from Calgary, Canada and resident of Cortez during the...