Coast Guard searching for overdue boaters near Pensacola

Coast Guard searching for overdue boaters near Pensacola
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for three overdue boaters near Pensacola, Florida, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report that a man and his two sons had not returned by the anticipated time. They launched from Navy Point Boat Launch in Bayou Grande. Missing are: David Washington, 80 years old, hometown...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 11 people

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 11 people
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and good Samaritan boaters rescued 11 people from the water after their boat capsized near Pensacola Beach, Florida, Saturday. A 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Pensacola was enforcing a safety zone for the Pensacola Blue Angels Air Show and...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone for Pensacola Blue Angels Airshow

Coast Guard establishes safety zone for Pensacola Blue Angels Airshow
Navy Blue Angels file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish two temporary safety zones in portions of the Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Sound during the annual Pensacola Beach Air Show over the Gulf of Mexico at Pensacola Beach, Florida, Friday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gulf of Mexico safety zone includes all...

Inter-agency team recovers cocaine near Pensacola

Inter-agency team recovers cocaine near Pensacola
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and local agencies recovered approximately 35 kilos of cocaine from the Gulf of Mexico, south of Pensacola, Florida, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday from a good Samaritan of a bale of cocaine floating in the water south of Pensacola. Watchstanders directed the launch...

Coast Guard, local agencies search for a person in the water near Perdido Bay

Coast Guard, local agencies search for a person in the water near Perdido Bay
Coast Guard 25-foot Response Boat-Small File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near Perdido Bay, Alabama. Coast Guard Station Pensacola received a report from Escambia County Sheriff’s Office of a 20-foot pontoon boat that was beached near Ono Island at 7:19 p.m., Sunday. Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission located a man near the pontoon boat who reported...

Coast Guard rescues 8 people near Pensacola Bay Bridge, Florida

Coast Guard rescues 8 people near Pensacola Bay Bridge, Florida
29-foot Response Boat-Mall file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued eight people aboard a disabled vessel near Pensacola Bay Bridge, Florida, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 8:46 p.m. that eight people, including a pregnant woman, were aboard a 26-foot Pontoon boat that was near Pensacola Bay Bridge and had a disabled engine, no navigational lights, no radio, and a...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat
USCG 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium File PhotoNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man who received a hand injury aboard a fishing vessel approximately 31 miles southeast of Pensacola Bay, Florida, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report of the injured man at 4:49 a.m. and directed the launch of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Pensacola...

Coast Guard medevacs stabbing victims

Coast Guard medevacs stabbing victims
Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced two men who were reportedly stabbed aboard a fishing vessel 40 miles south of Pensacola, Florida, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report of two crewmembers reportedly being stabbed by a third crewmember aboard the commercial fishing vessel Billy B. Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast...

Coast Guard rescues jet skiers in Santa Rosa Sound

Coast Guard rescues jet skiers in Santa Rosa Sound
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued three missing jet skiers in Santa Rosa Sound, Florida, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received notification of three missing jet skiers at 8:45 p.m. The missing jet skiers got underway at approximately 6 p.m., and when they took a hard right turn,...