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...

Coast Guard responds to diving accident southeast of St. Catherine’s Sound

Coast Guard responds to diving accident southeast of St. Catherine’s Sound
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard responded to a diving accident 20 miles southeast of St. Catherine’s Sound, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew lowered a rescue swimmer down to the vessel to provide medical assistance to the unresponsive 65-year-old...

Coast Guard medevacs 2 divers offshore Pensacola Beach, Florida

Coast Guard medevacs 2 divers offshore Pensacola Beach, Florida
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced two divers experiencing symptoms requiring medical attention offshore Pensacola Beach, Florida, Saturday. One 28-year-old male was transported to a local hospital in stable condition, and one 48-year-old male was pronounced deceased by a local coroner. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a...

Coast Guard medevacs divers offshore Pensacola, Florida

Coast Guard medevacs divers offshore Pensacola, Florida
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced two divers reporting symptoms of decompression sickness offshore Pensacola, Florida, Monday. One 55-year-old male diver was transported to Spring Hill Medical Center, and one 66-year-old male diver was pronounced deceased by EMS upon arriving to shore. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a...

Coast Guard medevacs diver 57 miles off Galveston

Coast Guard medevacs diver 57 miles off Galveston
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew transfers a diver suffering from possible decompression sickness to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center personnel in Houston, Texas, Sep. 8, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Houston) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a diver from a recreational vessel 57 miles offshore Galveston, Texas, Sunday. At 2:58 p.m., Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard medevacs diver 2 miles east of Little River Inlet

Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 47-year-old diver Friday 2 miles east of Little River Inlet. At 10:45 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a report of an unresponsive female aboard the dive boat Safari IV. The diver regained consciousness and was experiencing signs of decompression sickness. A Coast...

Coast Guard rescues three divers off Maunaloa Bay, Hawaii

Coast Guard rescues three divers off Maunaloa Bay, Hawaii
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Honolulu located and recovered the men from the water. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Logan Breskin) HONOLULU — Coast Guard crewmembers rescued three divers off Maunaloa Bay, Monday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Honolulu located and recovered the men from the water and towed their disabled, 20-foot Wellcraft...

Coast Guard medevacs unresponsive diver 40 miles east of Ponce Inlet

Coast Guard medevacs unresponsive diver 40 miles east of Ponce Inlet
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard crews medevaced an injured diver Tuesday 40 miles east of Ponce Inlet. The diver, a 37-year old male, was experiencing signs of decompression sickness. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received notification from the vessel Fishues at 4:18 p.m. and launched a Coast Guard Station Ponce de...