Coast Guard rescues overdue kayaker off Murray Key

Coast Guard rescues overdue kayaker off Murray Key
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued an overdue kayaker Wednesday morning off Murray Key. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Center received a call at approximately 10:20 p.m. Tuesday from the Everglades National Park ranger reporting an overdue kayaker. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew found...

Coast Guard, National Park Service searching for overdue kayaker in Everglades National Park

Coast Guard, National Park Service searching for overdue kayaker in Everglades National Park
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI—The Coast Guard and the National Park Service are searching for an overdue 57-year-old kayaker in the Everglades National Park Tuesday. Missing is James Matthew Soltis, 57, a Lockport, Illinois resident. Soltis was reported overdue Monday evening from a 10-day Everglades Wilderness Waterway kayaking trip to the Everglades National...

Coast Guard rescues two men from sinking boat near Everglades National Park

Coast Guard rescues two men from sinking boat near Everglades National Park
MIAMI — Two men are safe after the Coast Guard rescued them from their partially submerged vessel near Everglades National Park Tuesday morning. Coast Guard 7th District Command Center watchstanders received an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon signal Tuesday morning, quickly triangulated the area to search and launched a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 dolphin rescue helicopter crew...

Coast Guard assists NOAA by safeguarding 11 beached pilot whales

Coast Guard assists NOAA by safeguarding 11 beached pilot whales
MIAMI — The Coast Guard is assisting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Everglades National Park officials in the safe guarding of approximately 11 pilot whales that are beached on the west side of Everglades National Park. A pod of pilot whales swims off the coast of Everglades National Park, Fla., Dec. 5, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney The...

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: Check...

Coast Guard rescues two boaters in Everglades National Park

KEY WEST, Fla. — Coast Guard crews from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., located a 15-foot Carolina skiff with two men aboard early Sunday morning that had been reported overdue by a family member late Saturday night.