Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 2 kayakers near Memorial Causeway in Clearwater

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 2 kayakers near Memorial Causeway in Clearwater
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard, and partner agencies rescued two kayakers Thursday who were beset by weather near the Memorial Causeway in Clearwater. At 5:57 p.m., Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Command Center watchstanders received a call from a good Samaritan on shore reporting multiple distressed...

Coast Guard assists boater, dog near Dunedin Marina

Coast Guard assists boater, dog near Dunedin Marina
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo DUNEDIN, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted a boater and his dog from a sailboat beset by weather Thursday near the Dunedin Marina. Assisted was Skyler Bliss, from Dunedin. At 5:13 a.m., Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Command Center watchstanders received a report from Bliss stating his two sailboats, that were tied together, were beset by weather,...

Coast Guard continues search for missing diver 30 miles west of Hudson

Coast Guard continues search for missing diver 30 miles west of Hudson
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard continues to search for a missing 57-year-old diver 30 miles west of Hudson. Missing is Terry Hayes, last seen wearing a black wet suit and silver oxygen tank. Rescued was Michael Pavlich, 34. At 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watch standers received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel...

Coast Guard rescues diver, continues search for another

Coast Guard rescues diver, continues search for another
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 34-year-old diver and continues to search for a man from the same dive 30 miles west of Hudson. Missing is a 57-year-old diver last seen wearing a black wet suit and silver oxygen tank. At 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue sinking boater near John’s Pass

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue sinking boater near John's Pass
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki SAND KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued a boater Saturday after his 21-foot boat started to sink 21 miles west of John’s Pass. At 11:36 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a Mayday via VHF-FM radio channel 16 from the distressed boater. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 5 after boat capsizes

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 5 after boat capsizes
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) SAND KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued five boaters Thursday after their 30-foot dive boat capsized 22 miles west of Anclote Island. At 10:05 a.m., an HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew on a training flight spotted five boaters clinging to debris and immediately deployed...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from aground personal watercraft

Coast Guard rescues 2 from aground personal watercraft
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two missing boaters Sunday after their personal watercrafts ran aground near North Clearwater Beach. Rescued were Anthony Grine, 27, and his girlfriend Chyanne Hatcher, 20, from Ohio. A Coast Guard Station Sand Key watchstander received a call at 9 p.m. from Hatcher’s mother, Tonia, reporting...

Coast Guard assists medevac of man 6 miles west of Anclote River

Coast Guard assists medevac of man 6 miles west of Anclote River
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew arrives to assist an 83-year-old man  suffering from symptoms of shock, Thursday, May 3, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ANCLOTE, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted an 83-year-old man Thursday from a passenger boat 6 miles west of the Anclote River. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center received a call via...

Coast Guard visits Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Coast Guard visits Clearwater Marine Aquarium
John Curry, a veterinary technician at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, explains sea turtle handling to Coast Guard Station Sand Key crewmembers at the aquarium in Clearwater, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) CLEARWATER, Fla.— Coast Guard crewmembers participated in marine wildlife rescue training Tuesday at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Eighteen crewmembers...