Coast Guard rescues 51-year-old man from water in Alligator Reef, Key West

Coast Guard rescues 51-year-old man from water in Alligator Reef, Key West
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA3 Mario Romero MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued a 51-year-old man from the water in Alligator Reef, Key West, Wednesday. Rescued was Carlos Arboleda, 51. At approximately 11 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Key West received a report from a source saying they lost sight of a man swimming in Alligator Reef. Watchstanders launched a Coast...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue injured sea turtle 2 miles southeast of Plantation Key

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue injured sea turtle 2 miles southeast of Plantation Key
Members of Coast Guard Station Islamorada place an injured sea turtle into a container of water Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 to be transported to the Marathon-based Turtle Hospital. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Brandt MIAMI — The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued an injured sea turtle Tuesday approximately 2 miles southeast of Plantation Key. Watchstanders with Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assists 62-year-old man 9 miles east of Key Largo

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assists 62-year-old man 9 miles east of Key Largo
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard assisted a good Samaritan with a 62-year-old man suffering from possible chest pains Sunday approximately 9 miles east of Key Largo. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received notification via VHF-FM radio channel 16 at 10:24 a.m., from the 25-foot pleasure craft, Sea Yaa stating the man was suffering...

Coast Guard rescues 62-year-old man north of Islamorada

Coast Guard rescues 62-year-old man north of Islamorada
Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew members embark Robert Vonnegut aboard their smallboat Aug. 27, 2018 near Tavernier, Florida.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI— The Coast Guard rescued a 62-year-old man reported overdue Monday north of Islamorada. Rescued was Robert Vonnegut, 62. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a report from the...

Coast Guard, commercial salvage vessel rescue 2 from capsized vessel near Islamorada

Coast Guard, commercial salvage vessel rescue 2 from capsized vessel near Islamorada
A commercial salvage vessel approaches a capsized pleasure boat with two people Saturday, July 14, 2018 near Whale Harbor near Islamorada.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Islamorada MIAMI — The Coast Guard and a commercial salvage vessel rescued two people from a capsized 24-foot pleasure craft Saturday near Whale Harbor near Islamorada. A Coast Guard Station Islamorada watchstander...

Coast Guard, FWC seize illegal catch near Blackwater Sound

Coast Guard, FWC seize illegal catch near Blackwater Sound
Mangrove snappers lie on the deck of a recreational vessel, July 9, 2018, near Blackwater Sound, Florida. (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission seized 64 mangrove snappers and one undersized barracuda aboard the 22-foot recreational boat near Blackwater Sound, Monday. A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement...

Coast Guard rescues 9 boaters near Hen and Chickens Reef

Coast Guard rescues 9 boaters near Hen and Chickens Reef
A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew rescue nine people from the water in Hen and Chickens Reef, Florida, July 5, 2018.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rich Steidell. MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued nine people from the water Thursday after their boat began sinking and capsized near Hen and Chickens Reef. Rescued were: Shawn Zimmerman,...

Coast Guard, FWC seize illegal catch near South Sound Creek, FL

Coast Guard, FWC seize illegal catch near South Sound Creek, FL
Dismembered sharks lie on the deck of the commercial fishing vessel Miss Shell, June 19, 2018, near South Sound Creek, Florida.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission jointly seized 11 shark fins and dismembered sharks aboard the 40-foot commercial fishing vessel, Miss Shell, near South...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Key Largo

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Key Largo
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 50-year-old man from a disabled 20-foot pleasure craft from Tavernier Creek near Key Largo. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a call from Coast Guard Station Islamorada reporting a disable 20-foot pleasure craft with a 50-year-old man aboard stating he was experiencing...