Coast Guard medevacs 70-year-old man near Dry Tortugas National Park

Coast Guard medevacs 70-year-old man near Dry Tortugas National Park
Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 70-year-old man from his 42-foot motor vessel, Indigo Falcon, Monday near Dry Tortugas National Park. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a medevac request from the man claiming he’d been experiencing chest pains for the past two days. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard urges boaters to be safe this lobster mini-season

Coast Guard urges boaters to be safe this lobster mini-season
MIAMI — The Coast Guard is reminding the diving and boating community to be safe this lobster mini-season, which begins at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and ends at midnight Thursday. The lobster mini-season brings a significant increase in the number of boaters and divers in Florida’s coastal waters, which can also lead to an increase in accidents. Safety tips to remember before and during a dive: googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Florida Keys tar balls not linked to Deepwater Horizon oil spill

KEY WEST, Fla. – The Coast Guard Marine Safety Laboratory in New London, Conn. analyzed a sampling of tar balls discovered on Florida Keys shoreline Tuesday and determined that none of the collected samples are from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Deceased Florida kayaker’s identity determined

KEY WEST, Fla. — The body of a deceased kayaker that was located 2 miles west of Loggerhead Key, Fla., in the Dry Tortugas National Park by the National Park Service Sunday has been identified as Jana Krulichova, 29, of the Czech Republic.

Coast Guard locates 1 overdue kayaker deceased, 1 alive

MIAMI – The body of a missing kayaker was located 2 miles west of Loggerhead Key in the Dry Tortugas National Park by the National Park Service at approximately 11:20 a.m., Sunday. Coast Guard crews located and rescued a second missing kayaker 3 miles west of Loggerhead Key at approximately 12:15 p.m.

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing kayakers

MIAMI – Coast Guard crews are searching for two missing kayakers approximately 40 miles west of Marquesas Keys, Fla.