Coast Guard rescues 7 boaters near Pine Island

Coast Guard rescues 7 boaters near Pine Island
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard rescued seven people after their boat took on water Saturday near Pine Island. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watch standers received a Marine Emergency Response Team alert reporting a 15′ Pontoon boat was taking on water in the vicinity of Bokeelia...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters, one dog near Fort Myers Beach

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters, one dog near Fort Myers Beach
Coast Guard Station Fort Myers, Florida, crew members, aboard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, rescue two boaters and their dog after their 19-foot boat started flooding Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 near Fort Myers Beach, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard rescued two boaters and their dog after their boat took on water Tuesday near Fort Myers Beach. At 2:10 p.m....

Coast Guard medevacs man from parasailing boat near Fort Myers Beach

Coast Guard medevacs man from parasailing boat near Fort Myers Beach
Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevaced a 28-year-old man from a parasailing boat near Fort Myers Beach, Monday. At 1:22 p.m. Station Fort Myers Beach watchstanders received a distress call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from the captain of the 31-foot parasailing boat, The Mac. He reported suffering from...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a fisherman Tuesday from a commercial fishing boat 38 miles west of Egmont Key. At 6:10 p.m. watch standers from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a VHF-learwatrarine band radio call from the captain of the commercial fishing vessel Miss Brianna, stating he suffered an injury to his leg and was in need of emergency medical attention. A flight...

Coast Guard rescues man after sailboat explosion

Coast Guard rescues man after sailboat explosion
Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Cravens, a crew member aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach, Florida, responds to a sailboat explosion in Back Bay, Florida, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016.. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Kerry Doris FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued a 70-year-old man Friday after a sailboat explosion in Back Bay. At 1:55 a.m. watch...

Coast Guard continues search for missing swimmer near Boca Grande, Fla.

Coast Guard continues search for missing swimmer near Boca Grande, Fla.
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard and partner agencies are continuing the search for a missing 22-year-old swimmer near Boca Grande, Florida, Sunday. Missing is Javier Castro, 22, from Cape Coral, Florida. At 3:58 p.m., Saturday watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida, received a Marine Emergency Response Team alert reporting Castro was missing after swimming with family...