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 Station Cortez assists vessel taking on water in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard Station Cortez assists vessel taking on water in Gulf of Mexico
The crew members of Coast Guard Station Cortez dewater a pleasure craft vessel offshore of Bean Point, Florida, July 28, 2019. (Photo by Josh O’Conner of Longboat Police Department) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard assisted four people whose boat was taking on water Sunday approximately 12 miles west of Bean Point. The Coast Guard arrived on scene, removed three people and dewatered the...

Coast Guard, Sarasota Fire Rescue, rescue man 5 miles west of Sarasota

Coast Guard, Sarasota Fire Rescue, rescue man 5 miles west of Sarasota
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard and Sarasota Fire Rescue rescued a man whose boat capsized Wednesday approximately 5 miles west of Sarasota. Rescued was Jay Connelly, 55, from Sarasota. Sarasota Fire Rescue located the man and transported him to shore. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people after canoes capsize in Sarasota Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 people after canoes capsize in Sarasota Bay
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Seaman Meredith Manning ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two people Tuesday after their canoes capsized in Sarasota Bay. At 2:04 a.m. Coast Guard Station Cortez received a call from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office stating two canoes had overturned and three people were in the water. A Station Cortez 29-foot Response Boat-Small...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater between Cozumel and Tampa

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater between Cozumel and Tampa
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for an overdue boater who was reported missing during transit from Cozumel, Mexico to Tampa, Florida. Missing is Grant Neie, 74. On Sunday, Coast Guard 7th District command center watchstanders received a report from Neie’s wife stating he was aboard the 38-foot sailing vessel, Nai’a,...

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...