Coast Guard rescues kite surfer near Vinoy Park, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer near Vinoy Park, Fla.
Coast Guard Response Boat-Medium file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 42-year-old kite surfer Thursday in the entrance of the North Yacht Basin Anchorage near Vinoy Park. Rescued was Jason Chavez from Riverview. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received the call at 12:30 p.m. from good Samaritan stating there was a kitesurfer in distress near Vinoy Park. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat 70 miles west of Anclote Key

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat 70 miles west of Anclote Key
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photoTARPON SPRINGS, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 49-year-old man Thursday from a fishing boat 70 miles north west of Anclote Key. Medevaced was Sean Haas, 49. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a distress call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 at 9:25 a.m. from a crew member aboard the 25-foot fishing boat, Awesome Angler....

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 3 boaters after vessel capsizes in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 3 boaters after vessel capsizes in Tampa Bay
Coast Guard members  from Station St. Petersburg transport three rescued boaters to the station Saturday, June 23, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued three boaters Saturday after their vessel capsized 12 miles west of Tampa. Rescued were Raul Gutierrez, 40, Jorge Gutierrez, 51, and Jose Gari, 38. All three men are from Kissimmee. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard medevacs man from Majesty of the Sea in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard medevacs man from Majesty of the Sea in Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg boatcrew  medevacs a 40-year-old man suffering from chest pains Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Logan Mullins) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 39-year-old man Wednesday from a cruise ship approximately 8 miles south of Port Tampa Bay. Medevaced was Rushan Pain, 39. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Command Center...

Coast Guard assists 5 from disabled boat in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard assists 5 from disabled boat in Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard boatcrew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, from Station St. Petersburg, Florida, tows an 18-foot disabled pontoon boat 1 mile south of the Gandy Boat Ramp, Florida, Monday, March 12, 2018. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Aaron Massey. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted two adults and three children Monday from their disabled 18-foot pontoon boat 1 mile...

Coast Guard hosts Africa Command Military-to-Military event

Coast Guard hosts Africa Command Military-to-Military event
Participants in the Department of Defense’s Africa Command’s (AFRICOM) Military-to-Military program event are shown at U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Friday, March 9, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard hosted 13 partner nation representatives from eight African nations Friday at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg...

Coast Guard rescues 7 from disabled boat in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard rescues 7 from disabled boat in Tampa Bay
Station St. Petersburg crewmembers assist rescued boaters disembark a Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small II at the station, March 4, 2018.U.S. Coast Guard photo. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued five adults and two children from their disabled 14-foot boat in Tampa Bay, Sunday. Rescued were Tampa natives, Ivelise Hernandez, 22, Lucy Hernandez, 44, Carlos Martinez, 7, Edrick Martinez,...

Coast Guard rescues 3 teens and dog from spoil island in Hillsborough Bay

Coast Guard rescues 3 teens and dog from spoil island in Hillsborough Bay
Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —The Coast Guard rescued three teenagers from a spoil island in Hillsborough Bay, Saturday. Rescued were 17-year-olds William Hardy, Reese Riggio and Nick Sweet. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a call from Eckerd College Search and Rescue reporting three people were stranded after...

Coast Guard suspends search for boater off Mead Point

Coast Guard suspends search for boater off Mead Point
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo CORTEZ, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended their search Sunday evening for a boater missing 5 miles north west Mead Point since Friday. At approximately 6:15 p.m. Friday, watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a report from the wife of Fraser Horne, 63, from Calgary, Canada and resident of Cortez during the...