Coast Guard rescues 1 from sinking boat 140 miles from Wilmington, NC

Coast Guard rescues 1 from sinking boat 140 miles from Wilmington, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard rescued a 52-year-old man from a sinking boat 140 miles from Wilmington Saturday. Fifth Coast Guard District watchstanders were alerted at 6:32 p.m. that the man had used his SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger to notify the International Emergency Response Center that his 32-foot Pearson sailboat Great Peace was taking on water and sinking. An HC-130 Hercules aircraft...

Coast Guard rescues man 200 miles off Tampa, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues man 200 miles off Tampa, Fla.
CLEARWATER, Fla. — A 51-year-old man was rescued by the Coast Guard 200 nautical miles southwest of Tampa, Fla., Monday. Coast Guard watchstanders in Miami were forwarded the distress call after the man contacted the International Emergency Response Center via spot device reporting a back injury. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew from Coast Guard Air Station...