Coast Guard assists 3 near Redfish Pass, Florida

Coast Guard assists 3 near Redfish Pass, Florida
A Coast Guard Station Ft. Myers Beach boatcrew assisted three people on a vessel taking on water 17 miles west of Sanibel Island, Florida, Oct. 4, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard assisted three people on a vessel taking on water 17 miles west of Sanibel Island Saturday afternoon. A Coast Guard Station Ft. Myers Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew arrived...

Coast Guard rescues 5 boaters near Naples, Florida

Coast Guard rescues 5 boaters near Naples, Florida
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued five people whose vessel was disabled near Naples, Florida, Saturday morning. The five where found by a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew safe aboard a 24-foot angler with mechanical failure and no marine radio. A Coast Guard Station Ft. Myers Beach 45-foot Response...

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...