Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 5 people near Anclote, Indian Rocks Beach

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 5 people near Anclote, Indian Rocks Beach
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders and good Samaritans rescued five people, Saturday, in two separate incidents near Anclote and Indian Rocks Beach. In the first incident, watchstanders received an urgent call via VHF-FM Channel 16 from a man who could not locate his two friends who were diving off his boat, about...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Seminole Boat Ramp

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Seminole Boat Ramp
A boarding team from Coast Guard Station Sand Key halted an illegal passenger-for-hire operation with seven passengers and one non-credentialed mariner, May 16, 2021 in the vicinity of Seminole Boat Ramp.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A Coast Guard Station Sand Key law enforcement team terminated an illegal charter Sunday, near Seminole Boat Ramp. The 18-foot vessel had seven...

Coast Guard locates man from a sunken vessel near New Port Richie

Coast Guard locates man from a sunken vessel near New Port Richie
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard, along with Pasco Sheriff’s Office and a good Samaritan, rescued a boater after his 23-foot vessel sank near New Port Richie, Saturday. Rescued was Shawn Brown, 29. A Pasco Sheriff’s office marine unit arrived on scene and rescued Brown after a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Anclote Key

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Anclote Key
Coast Guard Cutter Crocodile file photo by PA3 Rob Simpson ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing diver seven miles offshore of Anclote Key, Florida. Missing is 42-year-old Eddie Brunt III. Coast Guard crews searched approximately 43 hours covering 1,685 square miles, an area roughly the size of Rhode Island. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders were...

Coast Guard responds to a capsized vessel northwest of Anclote Key

Coast Guard responds to a capsized vessel northwest of Anclote Key
A Coast Guard Station Sand Key boat crew navigates near the capsized 20-foot center console vessel, Aug. 22, 2020. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard along with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 20-foot capsized vessel with five people aboard 15 miles northwest of Anclote Key, Saturday. A Pasco County Sheriff’s Office marine vessel and crew arrived on scene and safely rescued...

Coast Guard medevacs man from island near Sand Key

Coast Guard medevacs man from island near Sand Key
A Coast Guard boatcrew transports a 48-year-old man from the response boat to Station Sand Key, Florida, Saturday, July 18, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) SAND KEY, Fla. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 48-year-old man with a reported leg injury from One Tree Island near Sand Key, Saturday. At 3:50 p.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a report from a good Samaritan stating...

Coast Guard rescues man after boat takes on water west of Clearwater

Coast Guard rescues man after boat takes on water west of Clearwater
A Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Sand Key, Florida, escorts a 26-foot boat after it took on water 13 miles west of Clearwater, Tuesday, July 14, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 48 year old boater Tuesday after his 26-foot boat started taking on water 13 miles west of Clearwater, Florida. Rescued was North Redington Beach native, Mike Demarinis, 48. A...

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Clearwater Beach

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Clearwater Beach
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Coast Guard Station Sand Key 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew rescued three boaters from an overturned 8-foot vessel near Clearwater Beach, Thursday. The Station Sand Key boat crew transported the survivors to Seminole Boat Ramp without any medical injuries or concerns. Coast...

Coast Guard medevacs man 40 miles west of Hernando Beach

Coast Guard medevacs man 40 miles west of Hernando Beach
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a recreational vessel 40 miles west of Hernando Beach, Florida Monday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew responded to the call and safely transported the man to Tampa General Hospital. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a VHF marine...