Coast Guard suspends search for missing 63-year-old boater

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 63-year-old boater
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard suspended the search at 1:30 p.m. Friday for a missing 63-year-old man in the Gulf of Mexico after a fishing boat sank 70 miles south west of Fort Myers...

Coast Guard rescues 3, searching for missing boater 70 miles south west of Fort Myers Beach

Coast Guard rescues 3, searching for missing boater 70 miles south west of Fort Myers Beach
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard is searching for a 63-year-old man in the Gulf of Mexico after a fishing boat sank 70 miles south west of Fort Myers Beach. At 3:59 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a distress call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from James Beeman, the captain aboard the 37-foot commercial...

Coast Guard rescues man after sailboat capsizes during boat race

Coast Guard rescues man after sailboat capsizes during boat race
29-foot Response Boat-Small U.S. Coast Guard file photo FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a boater after his 20-foot trimaran sailboat capsized during a boat race 12 miles south of Sanibel Island, Saturday evening. Rescued was Fort Walton Beach native Randy Smyth, 63. At 9 p.m. Coast Guard 7th District Command Center watchstanders received a personal locator beacon activation that...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from Cayo Costa, Florida

Coast Guard medevacs woman from Cayo Costa, Florida
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 60-year-old woman from Cayo Costa, Wednesday. Rescued was Sara Kent, 60. Station Fort Myers Beach watchstanders received a Marine Emergency Response Team notification from Lee County Sherriff’s Office at 6:03 p.m. on Wednesday requesting assistance with a medevac. Kent’s husband reported...

Coast Guard medevacs unconscious diver 31 miles west of Naples, Florida

Coast Guard medevacs unconscious diver 31 miles west of Naples, Florida
A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach medevacs a 26-year-old man from the 27-foot dive boat, Reel Cowboy, 31 miles west of Naples, Florida, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. —The Coast Guard medevaced a 26-year-old man from a dive boat 31 miles west of Naples, Florida, Sunday. At 12:40 p.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg...

Coast Guard rescues mariner after boat starts sinking in San Carlos Bay

Coast Guard rescues mariner after boat starts sinking in San Carlos Bay
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach dewater a 40-foot boat, named Loki, in San Carlos Bay, Florida, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a man Tuesday after his boat started sinking in San Carlos Bay. At 5:51 p.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel...

Coast Guard assists 4 boaters 6 miles south west of Sanibel Island, Fla.

Coast Guard assists 4 boaters 6 miles south west of Sanibel Island, Fla.
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted four mariners Saturday aboard a disabled 21-foot boat approximately 6 miles south west of Sanibel Island. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Command Center received a mayday call via VHF-FM marine-band radio channel 16 at 7:33 p.m. from...

Coast Guard rescues 2 missing boaters

Coast Guard rescues 2 missing boaters
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew from Station Fort Myers Beach, Florida, rescues two missing boaters approximately 40 miles west of St. James City, Florida, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard rescued two missing boaters Monday after their 23-foot boat capsized 37 miles west of St. James City. Rescued were Cape Coral residents Renier Denis,...

Coast Guard crews along Florida Gulf Coast prepare for Hurricane Irma

Coast Guard crews along Florida Gulf Coast prepare for Hurricane Irma
Members from Coast Guard Station Cortez make preparations to evacuate their crew and assets out of Hurricane Irma’s path before it makes landfall. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Zac Crawford) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard stations along Florida’s Gulf Coast pre-staged personnel and boats Saturday for potential Hurricane Irma impacts to the area. Coast Guard Sector...