Coast Guard honors service’s first African American diver

Coast Guard honors service's first African American diver
Ralph Berry, the first Coast Guard African American diver, poses for a picture with his family, during a ceremony honoring his service at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Nov. 23, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Michael R. Moberley) ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — The Coast Guard honored Ralph Berry, the service’s first African American diver, Tuesday, in a ceremony at Coast...

Coast Guard ends search for missing diver on Chickahominy River

Coast Guard ends search for missing diver on Chickahominy River
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies ended their search,Wednesday, for a 69-year-old diver who was reported missing on the Chickahominy River. James City County dive units recovered a body matching the description of the missing man Wednesday afternoon. The Coast Guard searched with an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air...

Coast Guard searching for missing diver on Chickahominy River

Coast Guard searching for missing diver on Chickahominy River
MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy video) PORTSMOUTH, Va — Coast Guard and local response crews are searching for a 70-year-old diver reported missing on the Chickahominy River, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia received initial notification from the James City County 911 Dispatcher at 6:41 p.m., Tuesday, reporting...

Coast Guard medevacs diver 46 miles east of Cape May, NJ

Coast Guard medevacs diver 46 miles east of Cape May, NJ
USCG MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard medevaced a diver 46 miles east of Cape May on Wednesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center received a report via VHF channel 16 that a 50-year-old woman was unresponsive after returning from a dive off the dive vessel Gypsie Blood. The diver dove to a depth of 150- feet before resurfacing...

Coast Guard conducts medevac 46 miles east of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Coast Guard conducts medevac 46 miles east of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man from a commercial dive boat approximately 46 miles east of Wrightsville Beach, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders received an alert via channel 16 that an individual was...

Coast Guard crews rescue diver in distress off Dutchcap Cay in St. Thomas

Coast Guard crews rescue diver in distress off Dutchcap Cay in St. Thomas
Coast Guard Boat Forces Detachment St. Thomas rescued a diver in distress off Dutchcap Cay in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands May 24, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Coast Guard air and surface crews rescued a diver in distress Monday just off Dutchcap Cay in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Rescued is a man, a U.S. citizen reported to be in his 60’s, after he...

Coast Guard, partners searching for missing freediver off Honolulu

Coast Guard, partners searching for missing freediver off Honolulu
Coast Guard Station Honolulu 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Honolulu County Fire Department and Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Rescue are searching for a 51-year-old freediver off the Reef Runway in Ke’ehi Lagoon, Tuesday. The male diver is described as being 5 feet 2 inches tall, 220 pounds, and was last seen wearing dive gear. Anyone with information...

Coast Guard assists in medavacing snorkeler near Plantation Key

Coast Guard assists in medavacing snorkeler near Plantation Key
A Coast Guard Station Islamorada small boat crew assists in medevacing an unconscious snorkeler near Plantation Key, Florida. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Wilfredo Lugo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard responded Saturday to a report of an unconscious snorkeler aboard the commercial dive boat, Lost Continent, near Plantation Key. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received notification...

Coast Guard assists divers over weekend off Florida Keys

Coast Guard assists divers over weekend off Florida Keys
Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Ameen. MIAMI — Coast Guard assisted two divers Sunday after they became unresponsive in the water off the Florida Keys and needed emergency medical services to go to the hospital. Sector Key West watchstanders were alerted by the dive boat operator of the Sea Star at approximately 10:30 a.m. that a 21 year-old...