Coast Guard suspends search for a person in the water near Destin, Florida

Coast Guard suspends search for a person in the water near Destin, Florida
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water near Destin, Florida, Friday. Coast Guard air and boat crews spent over 130 hours onscene and searched more than 4,909 square-nautical miles over the course of four days but were unable to locate the airman. Involved in the search were: googletag.cmd.push(function() {...

Coast Guard searching for an airman in the water near Destin, Florida

Coast Guard searching for an airman in the water near Destin, Florida
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, the Air Force and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are searching for a person in the water two nautical miles offshore Destin, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 11:30 a.m. Tuesday to aid in locating an Airman who exited a C-130...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for downed military aircraft near Santa Rosa

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for downed military aircraft near Santa Rosa
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a downed military aircraft near Santa Rosa Sound, Florida, Wednesday. Watchstanders at the 8th Coast Guard District Command Center received a report of a downed military aircraft at approximately 11 p.m., Tuesday. The aircraft reportedly had four Hammond, Louisiana-based National Guard aircrew and seven Camp Lejeune-based Marines. The...

Purple HALO: Coast Guard trains with the A-Team

Where eagles scream and dive-bomb with equal fright and delight toward a beast of prey, a breed apart dwells amid the great sky. There is down-to-earth, and there is down to earth – as in, 10,000 feet, or roughly two miles straight down to splat – flat ground. Between heaven and earth, a warrior glides with the night. All the while, like a falconer, their guardians above keep a watchful eye. On...