Coast Guard searching for 63-year-old mariner near Norfolk

Coast Guard searching for 63-year-old mariner near Norfolk
29-foot Respoonse Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for 63-year-old Paul Youngk, who was last seen on his sailing vessel Grafin which had grounded off of Fort Norfolk on the Elizabeth River, Sunday morning. Mr. Youngk was reportedly aboard the Grafin when it began taking on water and eventually submerged below the water early...

Coast Guard demonstrates capability of new hospital rooftop helicopter pad

Coast Guard demonstrates capability of new hospital rooftop helicopter pad
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk performs training at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, on April 10, 2019.  PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard helicopter aircrew performed the first landing at one of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital’s new helicopter landing pads on April 10, 2019. The hospital recently built two new rooftop helicopter landing pads in order to quickly move patients...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from life raft after fishing boat sinks

Coast Guard rescues 3 from life raft after fishing boat sinks
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin NAPLES, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three men from a life raft Monday after a 32-foot fishing boat sank 90 miles west of Naples. Rescued were Madeira Beach natives, Terry Britton, 58, and Patrick Leoni, 43, and St. Petersburg native Kyle Haskins, 29. At 1:52 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received mayday calls...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 65 miles east of Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 65 miles east of Kodiak, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing vessel approximately 65 miles east of Kodiak, Monday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak hoisted the 38-year-old man, who was suffering symptoms of a heart attack, and transported him to Air Station Kodiak where he was placed in...

Coast Guard rescues 7 and dog near Haines, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 7 and dog near Haines, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk File Photo HAINES, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued seven people and a dog stranded on a sandbar after a their boat capsized in the Chilkat River near Haines, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka landed on the sandbar approximately 7 miles northwest of Haines, picked up the survivors and brought them to the Haines...

Coast Guard rescues 4 after boat capsizes near Homosassa

Coast Guard rescues 4 after boat capsizes near Homosassa
A 26-foot boat sits capsized 26-miles west of Homosassa, Florida, Saturday, March 30, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Levi G. Mcfarland) CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued four people Saturday after their 26-foot boat capsized 35 miles west of Homosassa. Rescued were Inverness natives Brittany Thompson, 34, and Brian Thompson, 35. Also rescued were Joanna Fraser, 42, and Lincoln...

Coast Guard rescues 3 adults, 12-year-old boy after boat sinks

Coast Guard rescues 3 adults, 12-year-old boy after boat sinks
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter returns to Air Station Clearwater, Florida, after rescuing three men and a 12-year-old boy, Saturday, March 30, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CLEARWATER, Fla.—The Coast Guard rescued three men and a 12-year old boy after their boat sank Saturday 3 miles west of Bayport. Rescued were Virginia Beach, Virginia, native David Johnson, 25, and Weeki Wachee, Florida,...

Coast Guard rescues 1 another reported deceased 54 miles west of Tampa

Coast Guard rescues 1 another reported deceased 54 miles west of Tampa
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued one man and another man was reported deceased after their boat capsized Friday approximately 54 miles west of Tampa. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District Command Center received a notification from an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) of the distressed boaters. The watchstanders directed...

Kayaker hoisted by Coast Guard aircrew on Long Island, Wash.

Kayaker hoisted by Coast Guard aircrew on Long Island, Wash.
Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 file photo. SEATTLE – A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted a 67-year-old kayaker who was reported overdue from his trip near Willapa Bay, Washington, Wednesday morning. The man was hoisted by a Coast Guard Air Station Astoria aircrew, safely transported and lowered to his vehicle on shore at 2:28 a.m., where he departed for home. At approximately 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday...