Coast Guard medevacs 52-year-old man near Long Key

Coast Guard medevacs 52-year-old man near Long Key
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA3 James Judge KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 52-year-old man from the tugboat, Capt. Beau, after he reportedly sustained a fall near Long Key, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Station Marathon 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boat crew who embarked the captain...

Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel voyage due to violations

Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel voyage due to violations
Pictured are 10 fillets of snapper/grouper, 26 fillets of wahoo and approximately 10 pounds of Queen Conch.  (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the fishing vessel, Salt Shaker II, after discovering multiple living marine resources violations during a boarding Monday approximately 13 miles southeast of Key Largo. A Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. (WPC-1107)...

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for 74-year-old man near Big Pine Key

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for 74-year-old man near Big Pine Key
Coast Guard 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for John Gyurtsak, 74, from Big Pine Key after he was reported overdue, Tuesday. Gyurtsak was last seen in his 34-foot pleasure craft, Thermocline, departing from Big Pine Key, Monday prior to 2 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders...

Coast Guard recovers 2 deceased from downed aircraft incident in Marathon

Coast Guard recovers 2 deceased from downed aircraft incident in Marathon
Plane wreckage located half a mile north of Marathon airport, Sept. 8, 2019.  (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard recovered two bodies from a downed aircraft incident half a mile north of Marathon Airport, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a call from a good Samaritan of a debris field from a possible downed aircraft north of Marathon Airport. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 8 people over 2 cases in Key West

Coast Guard rescues 8 people over 2 cases in Key West
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo. KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a total of eight people Monday from two back-to-back cases in Key West. In the first case, Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a report from a good Samaritan of a capsized 20-foot cabin cruiser near Key Colony Beach. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Station Marathon 33-foot...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescues 4 from a capsized vessel near Sombrero Key

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescues 4 from a capsized vessel near Sombrero Key
A capsized 20-foot catamaran in the vicinity of Sombrero Key KEY WEST — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued four people from a capsized 20-foot catamaran in the vicinity of Sombrero Key, Saturday. Rescued were Marvelynn Bass, 51, Amber Owens, 12, Josh Owens, 14, and Martin Bowens, 2. At 7:45 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a report from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...

Coast Guard continues search for missing diver 7 miles south of Summerland Key

Coast Guard continues search for missing diver 7 miles south of Summerland Key
Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue searching for a 73-year-old female diver who was reported missing approximately seven miles south of Summerland Key on Tuesday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a call at approximately 12:30 p.m. Tuesday from the woman’s...

Coast Guard searching for missing diver 7 miles south of Summerland Key

Coast Guard searching for missing diver 7 miles south of Summerland Key
Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Auxiliarist Joseph Feldman KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a missing 73-year-old female diver Tuesday approximately seven miles south of Summerland Key. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a call at approximately 12:30 p.m. from the woman’s husband aboard the vessel, Mai...

Coast Guard assists snorkeler in distress near Sombrero Reef

Coast Guard assists snorkeler in distress near Sombrero Reef
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo KEY WEST — The Coast Guard assisted a 45-year-old woman reportedly suffering from chest pains while snorkeling Wednesday near Sombrero Reef. Rescued was Amanda Clark, 45. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a notification from the dive vessel, Spirit, over VHF-FM radio channel 16 stating Clark was suffering from chest...