Coast Guard searching for missing kayaker near Pensacola, Florida

Coast Guard searching for missing kayaker near Pensacola, Florida
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for an overdue kayaker in Pensacola, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a notification at approximately 10 p.m. on Monday from friends of Tosh Mutdho, the missing kayaker, who departed Pensacola Beach Pier in a green kayak at around 5:40...

Coast Guard medevacs man 40 miles west of Hernando Beach

Coast Guard medevacs man 40 miles west of Hernando Beach
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a recreational vessel 40 miles west of Hernando Beach, Florida Monday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew responded to the call and safely transported the man to Tampa General Hospital. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a VHF marine...

Coast Guard rescues 3 in Withlacoochee River

Coast Guard rescues 3 in Withlacoochee River
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters from a swamped airboat in the Withlacoochee River near Yankeetown, Florida Monday. A Coast Guard Station Yankeetown 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boatcrew recovered three men from the water and transported them to Bird Creek Boat Ramp to awaiting EMS for further evaluation. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from the water near Disappearing Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from the water near Disappearing Island
24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two people from the water near Disappearing Island in New Smyrna, Saturday. A Coast Guard Station Ponce De Leon Inlet 24-foot Special Purpose Craft–Shallow Water (SPC-SW) boat crew recovered both people from the water and safely transferred them to awaiting EMS at Station Ponce where they were transported...

Cutter Diligence returns after last patrol homeported in Wilmington

Cutter Diligence returns after last patrol homeported in Wilmington
Coast Guard Cutter Diligence file photo. WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence and crew returned to Wilmington on Friday, following a 39-day patrol in the North Atlantic, that included Living Marine Resources enforcement and a three-week training and evaluation period. The Diligence will be changing homeports to Pensacola, Florida, during the summer. This patrol began in Mayport, Florida,...

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Saint Andrews Bay, Florida

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Saint Andrews Bay, Florida
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has stopped searching for a person in the water in Saint Andrews Bay near Panama City, Florida, after the person was found deceased Monday morning. Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission recovered a body matching the description of Te-Andre Brown near his last known location. His identity was later confirmed. More information about...

Coast Guard searching for person in water near Saint Andrews Bay

Coast Guard searching for person in water near Saint Andrews Bay
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in Saint Andrews Bay near Panama City, Florida. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday of a black male wearing black swim trunks going overboard from a pontoon boat in the vicinity of Saint Andrews Bay. Currently involved...

Coast Guard halts two illegal charters near Tampa Bay

Coast Guard halts two illegal charters near Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard Station Saint Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-medium law enforcement crew, along with Coast Guard investigating officers terminate the voyage of a 50-foot uninspected passenger vessel with eight passengers for hire March 9, 2020 near Treasure Island, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated two illegal charters Saturday and Monday near...

Coast Guard, other agencies to conduct search and rescue exercise near Perdido Bay

Coast Guard, other agencies to conduct search and rescue exercise near Perdido Bay
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and other agencies are scheduled to conduct a search and rescue exercise in Perdido Bay, Florida, Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exercise will take place between the Lillian Bridge and the Intracoastal Waterway. It will include searches on land, water and air. An incident command post will be established at the Lillian Boat Launch on Perdido Bay. Involved in the...