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...

Coast Guard rescues 49-year-old from sailing vessel 6 miles east off Boot Harbor

Coast Guard rescues 49-year-old from sailing vessel 6 miles east off Boot Harbor
Emergency Medical Services technicians prepare to receive the rescued 49-year-old female rescued by U.S. Coast Guard Station Marathon. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 49-year-old woman Monday approximately 6 miles east of Boot Key Harbor. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a call over VHF-FM radio channel 16 from the sailing vessel Wandering Spirit...

Coast Guard medevacs woman near Boot Key Harbor

Coast Guard medevacs woman near Boot Key Harbor
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 46-year-old woman Thursday in the vicinity of Boot Key Harbor. Coast Guard Station Marathon watchstanders received a call over VHF-FM channel 16 radio from a good Samaritan reporting a female aboard a pleasure craft in the vicinity of Boot Key Harbor was suffering from shoulder and back...