Drifting in the dark: Stranded divers, a flashlight and a float plan

Drifting in the dark: Stranded divers, a flashlight and a float plan
Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Sparks used this high-powered flashlight to signal a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Fort Macon, July 6, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn A loud pop startled two scuba divers exploring a wreck 50 feet below the ocean’s surface eight miles off Atlantic Beach,...

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing in the South River near Annapolis

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing 32-year-old man in the South River near Annapolis, Md., 11 a.m., Monday.

Coast Guard rescues 2 on Rhode River

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard rescued two people after they reportedly began taking on water in Cadle Creek off of Rhode River Wednesday. Rescued were Tom Milkey and Yolanda Parker.

Missing boat with six people on board found

SEATTLE – A Good Samaritan contacted the Coast Guard stating he spotted the missing 20-foot bayliner tied to a fuel pier in West Sound, on Orcas Island, Wash., Wednesday.

Coast Guard anticipates closing multiple river bars in Northwest

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard anticipates possible restrictions to multiple river bars throughout Oregon and Washington. The restrictions may begin as early as Friday night due to the potential for extreme winds and heavy seas that are expected through the region over the following few days. Should extreme weather require the closure of all or a portion of the bars, the Coast Guard will issue a broadcast...