Coast Guard rescues 2 divers, 1 minor during unrelated cases in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 2 divers, 1 minor during unrelated cases in Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 helicopter file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews rescued two divers and a minor during two unrelated cases Thursday in Fajardo and Vieques, Puerto Rico. The first rescue came when Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan received a 911 call Thursday afternoon reporting four children and two adults...

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan vessel rescue 2 missing divers off Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan vessel rescue 2 missing divers off Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter located two missing divers who were rescued by a Good Samaritan vessel Saturday afternoon, approximately 12 nautical miles just off Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The divers had been missing since 11:29 a.m. Saturday, when the dive boat operator lost sight of them and reported them missing. Search and Rescue Coordinators at Coast...

Coast Guard crews locate 2 missing divers in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard crews locate 2 missing divers in Gulf of Mexico
A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew stands with two rescued divers after they were located and rescued Saturday. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued two overdue divers offshore from San Jose Island, Texas, Saturday afternoon. Two San Antonio men, Dennis Garrett, 51, and Robert Holms, 46, were diving approximately...

Coast Guard rescues 4 divers 20 miles off Panama City

Coast Guard rescues 4 divers 20 miles off Panama City
PANAMA CITY, Fla. — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued four divers approximately 20 miles off Panama City, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Ala., received an overdue report for the divers. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, staged at Destin for the holiday weekend, and a Coast Guard Station Panama City response boatcrew were launched. The helicopter...

Coast Guard rescues third missing diver, all Longboat Key divers safe

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard has rescued the last of the three missing divers Sunday evening in the vicinity of Longboat Key, Fla. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew spotted the third diver drifting in the water approximately three miles from the initial dive site. The position of the diver was then relayed to the Coast Guard Station Cortez Response Boat-Medium...

Coast Guard reminds boaters to be safe during lobster mini season

MIAMI – The Coast Guard reminds all divers and the boating community to be safe this lobster mini season, beginning 12:01 am Wednesday and ends at 12:00 midnight Thursday. The lobster mini season brings with it a significant increase in the number of boaters and divers in Florida’s coastal waters and this increase in boating activity can lead to accidents if boaters and divers forget...

Coast Guard locates 3 missing divers

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. – Coast Guard crews from Station Lake Worth Inlet, Fla., quickly located three missing divers Friday after they became disoriented from their vessels position.

Coast Guard Rescues Three Divers in Straits of Mackinac

ST. IGNACE, Mich. — The Coast Guard rescued three divers at approximately 10:20 a.m. in the Mackinac Straits today. A Coast Guard Station St. Ignace 25-foot response boat was launched to assist three divers after their dive platform boat had drifted away from them due to maintenance problems. The Coast Guard crew took the divers on board and transported them to Station St. Ignace. There was...