Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water
NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water near Panama City Beach, Florida, Sunday. The Coast Guard and partner agencies searched approximately 1,281 square-nautical miles for over 27 hours but were unable to locate the missing man. “The Coast Guard searched diligently with our partner agencies to locate the missing man,” said Cmdr. Matthew Derrenbacher, a search...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water

Coast Guard searching for person in the water
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near Panama City Beach, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 7:17 p.m. Friday of a person in the water at Panama City Beach struggling to return to shore. The missing person was described...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people from disabled boat

Coast Guard rescues 3 people from disabled boat
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued three people from a disabled boat south of Hopedale, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 6:15 p.m. on Friday of a disabled 18-foot recreational boat with three people aboard in Seven Dollar Bay. Sector watchstanders directed the launch...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking boat off Año Nuevo Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking boat off Año Nuevo Island
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a sinking boat approximately three miles off the coast of Año Nuevo State Park, Thursday. The owner of the 57-foot Chris-craft, Never Say Never, contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 5:30 p.m., reporting...

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Destin, Florida

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Destin, Florida
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard ended its search for the person in the water near Destin, Florida, Tuesday. The Coast Guard used eight assets in conjunction with local agencies to search approximately 569 square miles over 41 hours. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a request for assistance at 12:41 p.m. Sunday from Okaloosa County Sheriff’s in the search for...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for person in the water near Destin, Florida

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for person in the water near Destin, Florida
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a person in the water near Destin, Florida, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a request for assistance at 12:41 p.m. from Okaloosa County Sheriff’s in the search for a man who entered the water after he and another man were ejected from...

Vigilance on the high seas

Vigilance on the high seas
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) prepare to conduct a law enforcement boarding from the cutter’s 35-foot Cutter Boat in the Central Pacific.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) Oceania represents a geographic region many people are unfamiliar with, comprising Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Spanning the eastern and western...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Corpus Christi, Texas
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard suspended the search Saturday evening for an 18-year-old man who was last seen swimming between Packery Channel and Bob Hall Pier near Corpus Christi, Texas. The search began Thursday when Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report of three persons in the water, two males and one female,...

Coast Guard medevacs 81-year-old woman from cruise ship

Coast Guard medevacs 81-year-old woman from cruise ship
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a cruise ship near mile marker 50 on the Mississippi River near Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 7:19 p.m. of an 81-year-old woman experiencing heart attack-like symptoms aboard the cruise ship Carnival...