Coast Guardsman found deceased in New Smyrna Beach

 Coast Guardsman found deceased in New Smyrna Beach
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – A Coast Guardsman was found dead Wednesday following a search conducted by the Coast Guard and New Smyrna Beach Police Department. Petty Officer 2nd Class Johnnie F. Walton, 37, of Edgewater, Florida died of an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound. “We are truly heartbroken by this tragedy. This is an incredibly difficult time for everyone involved, and we extend our...

2 boaters safe following rescue near New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

2 boaters safe following rescue near New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — Two boaters are safe following a rescue by Coast Guard Station Ponce Inlet, Fla., crewmembers after their canoe capsized near Manatee Park in New Smyrna Beach, Friday. Rescued were: Caleb Kraft a 20-year-old male and David Butts a 25-year-old male, hometowns unknown. Butts contacted watchstanders aboard Station Ponce Inlet at 8 a.m. Friday via cellular device stating that...