Coast Guard searching for overdue boaters near Estero Bay

Coast Guard searching for overdue boaters near Estero Bay
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo FT. MYERS, Fla – The Coast Guard, along with partner agencies, are searching Wednesday for two boaters last seen near Estero Bay. Missing at Joe Nita, 72, and Brian Daugherty, 81, last seen in a 22-ft blue and white pontoon boat rented from Snook Bight Marina. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received notification from a spouse...

Coast Guard units stay busy over Labor Day weekend along Florida’s Gulf Coast

Coast Guard units stay busy over Labor Day weekend along Florida's Gulf Coast
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Coast Guard crews along Florida’s Gulf Coast responded to multiple search and rescue cases this Labor Day weekend. In total, 27 search and rescue cases were logged. Below are a few highlights from Thursday to Monday. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center watchstanders assisted a lost mariner in the vicinity of Hudson, Fla. Coast Guard Station Ft. Myers Beach...

6 men from capsized vessel rescued by good Samaritan

6 men from capsized vessel rescued by good Samaritan
FORT. MYERS BEACH, Fla. — Six men were rescued by a good Samaritan after their boat capsized 30 miles west of Sanibel Island, Fla., Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., received a report from a good Samaritan aboard the sailing vessel Dream Time, that he found and rescued six people in the water at approximately 10 a.m., Saturday. The men were found clinging to the...

Coast Guard medically evacuates diver near Sanibel Island

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 40-year-old female diver 45-miles southwest of Sanibel Island Sunday. At 3:22 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., received a report regarding a 40-year-old female diver on board a 31-foot angler who had resurfaced too quickly after a dive and was in need of medical assistance. At 3:42 p.m., a 33-foot Special...