Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters from vessel near Panama City, FL

Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters from vessel near Panama City, FL
Coast Guard Station Panama City 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued four boaters from a vessel taking on water near Panama City, Florida, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a call at approximately 10:30 a.m. via Channel 16 of a 24-foot cuddy cabin vessel, the Chicken Back, taking on water with three adults and...

Coast Guard responds to man overboard near Panama City

Coast Guard responds to man overboard near Panama City
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a man overboard Sunday approximately 12 miles south of Panama City, Florida. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at approximately 4 a.m. over VHF-FM channel 16 from a crewmember on the fishing vessel Fiona Leone reporting that the captain of the vessel fell overboard...

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember 29 miles south of Panama City

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember 29 miles south of Panama City
Coast Guard 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo NEW ORLEANS —The Coast Guard medevaced a 70-year-old male Sunday, approximately 29 miles south of Panama City, Florida. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a call via Channel 16 by personnel aboard the fishing vessel Chasensommer that a crewmember collapsed on deck and had stroke-like symptoms. Watchstanders then coordinated the launch...

Coast Guard medevacs boater 20 miles south of Panama City

Coast Guard medevacs boater 20 miles south of Panama City
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 59-year-old male boater Monday approximately 20 miles south of Panama City, Florida. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report over VHF-FM Channel 16 at approximately 3 p.m. of a boater who had injured his arm. Watchstanders consulted with the duty...

Coast Guard ends search for 9-year-old boy near Panama City

Coast Guard ends search for 9-year-old boy near Panama City
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard ended its search for a missing 9-year-old boy Sunday who was last seen swimming near Gulf Resort Beach in Panama City, Florida. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission divers recovered a body matching the boy’s description. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at approximately 7 p.m. Saturday from Bay County...

Coast Guard searching for 9-year-old boy near Panama City, Florida

Coast Guard searching for 9-year-old boy near Panama City, Florida
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photoNEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a 9-year-old boy who went missing while swimming near Panama City, Florida Saturday. The boy was last seen wearing green shorts. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at approximately 7 p.m. from Bay County Sheriff’s Office personnel...

Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water

Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a possible person in the water Sunday near Naval Support Activity Panama City, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from Naval Support Activity Panama City security at 2 p.m. of a 14-foot Gheenoe that washed up on the beach at the entrance of the...

Coast Guard rescues missing boater near Panama City, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues missing boater near Panama City, Fla.
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued an overdue boater early Saturday morning near Panama City, Florida. Rescued was Terry Taylor, 72, of Lynn Haven, Florida. There are no reported injuries. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a notification at approximately 9 p.m. Friday from Taylor’s spouse stating he departed...

Coast Guard reminds that hoax calls and laser pointers are no joke

Coast Guard reminds that hoax calls and laser pointers are no joke
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard would like to remind people of the dangers and penalties associated with hoax distress calls and the use of laser pointers pointed at aircraft or boat crews on patrol. For 230 years the Coast Guard has responded to distress calls at sea but lately, false distress has been on the rise, which places rescue crews in danger, diminishes our capacity to respond to real emergencies...