Coast Guard crew conducts a medevac after a 3-day coordinated rescue operation

USCG File Photo ALAMEDA, Calif. – After successfully medically evacuating a burn victim, the U.S. Coast Guard completed a three-day coordinated rescue operation 60 miles off the coast of San Francisco today. A crew from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco medically evacuated a 46-year old crewmember in an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from the 960-foot motor vessel YM New Jersey after he...

Coast Guard locates body of man near Shelter Cove

USCG file photo SHELTER COVE, Calif. – One person died and another, who tried to save him, was injured at Black Sands Beach near Shelter Cove  Thursday afternoon. The Coast Guard received a call from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s Humboldt-Del Norte Unit’s dispatch, at 3:16 p.m. requesting assistance for a man struggling in the water at Black Sands Beach. A  MH-65...

Coast Guard rescues distressed snorkeler in the British Virgin Islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a distressed snorkeler Tuesday afternoon stranded on the uninhabited island of Fallen Jerusalem, British Virgin Islands. The rescued snorkeler was a 38 year-old man, U.S. citizen, who reportedly went missing Monday afternoon while snorkeling with his brother to Blinder’s Rock, approximately 1,200 yards south of the island of Virgin...

Coast Guard suspends search for woman swept out to sea near Patrick’s Point State Park

USCG file photoTRINIDAD, Calif. – The Coast Guard searched over seven hours Friday for a woman who was swept out to sea from Dry Lagoon, with negative results. At 9:35 a.m., today the Coast Guard received a call reporting a woman who had been swept out to sea from the beach that lies between the “Dry” and “Big” lagoons, three miles north of Patrick’s Point State Park. Two women were walking...

Coast Guard searching for 3 overdue boaters near Georgetown, S.C.

USCG file photo CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for three people aboard a 23-foot pleasure craft in the vicinity of Georgetown, S.C., Friday after they were reported overdue from a fishing trip. Missing are: Jim Sanders, 67, Steve Sanders, 44, and Andy Murray, 34. A family member reported that the three boaters departed from South Island Ferry Landing near...

Coast Guard rescues fisherman from disabled boat in Mona Passage

USCG file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter rescued two overdue fishermen Wednesday, approximately 50 nautical miles west northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Rescued were Rafael Ríos 37, and Antonio Arroyo, 36, residents of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, who reportedly went out on a fishing trip Tuesday morning to an unknown location in the Mona Passage,...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Murrells Inlet, S.C.

USCG file photoCHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources are searching for a missing boater in the vicinity of Murrells Inlet, S.C., Tuesday after local authorities located a unmanned fishing boat containing personal belongings. Missing is Harvey Cox, 58, of Florence, S.C. The Coast Guard was notified Tuesday by the South Carolina Department of Natural...

Coast Guard recovers womans body off Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

MIAMI – Coast Guard rescue crews located and recovered the body of a missing jet-ski operator Tuesday, while searching one-half mile off of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fla. At Approximately 7:45 p.m., a Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew discovered a body matching the description of a female jet-ski operator who had been missing earlier. Watchstanders at Coast...

Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water after unmanned jet ski found

USCG 45 foot RBM file photoMIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water off the coast of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fla., after an unmanned jet ski was discovered Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report from a good Samaritan at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday, of an unmanned jet ski found adrift one-half mile off of Fort Lauderdale Beach. A Coast...