Coast Guard, good Samaritans locate, rescue overdue kayaker

Coast Guard, good Samaritans locate, rescue overdue kayaker
A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew prepares to transport overdue kayaker David Larkin, Jan. 4, 2020, after partner agencies located him.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard along with partner agencies and good Samaritans located and rescued an overdue kayaker on the South Newport River, Saturday. Rescued was David Larkin, 53. At approximately 4:30...

Coast Guard rescues 2 after hour at sea near the Eel River

Coast Guard rescues 2 after hour at sea near the Eel River
Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay file photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued two men from a small island in the mouth of the Eel River near Crab County Park, Sunday night. At approximately 8:30 p.m., the Coast Guard was notified that a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy had found a man stranded on an inaccessible, sandy island near the mouth...

Five people rescued in two separate cases during Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

Five people rescued in two separate cases during Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay file photo CLEVELAND — Five people were rescued in two separate cases during the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, Sunday on Lake Michigan. One person was rescued by a good Samaritan after falling overboard during the race and four people were rescued by the Coast Guard after their sailing vessel capsized during the race. The first case took place shortly...

Coast Guard rescues 6 people from grounded vessel off Honolulu

Coast Guard rescues 6 people from grounded vessel off Honolulu
HONOLULU — Six people were rescued by the Coast Guard Thursday evening after their 34-foot sailing vessel grounded while entering the Keehi Channel off Honolulu. A Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point safely hoisted the people from sailing vessel Malia and took them back to the air station.  “We are very proud of our search and rescue assets and that we could assist...

Coast Guard rescues three from vessel taking on water

Coast Guard rescues three from vessel taking on water
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to a distress call from three males aboard a vessel taking on water near Pelican Island, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at 7:23 p.m. about a 24-foot sport fisher taking on water and launched a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 helicopter aircrew at 7:30 p.m. The MH-65 helicopter aircrew arrived at 11:02...

Coast Guard medevacs 13-years-old boy from overturned boat

Coast Guard medevacs 13-years-old boy from overturned boat
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to a distress call from three males aboard an overturned vessel in the vicinity of Little Lake near Galliano, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Department at 7:45 p.m. about an overturned vessel and redirected a Coast Guard Air Station MH-65 helicopter aircrew for search and...

Coast Guard medevacs man 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay

Coast Guard medevacs man 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay
NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a commercial fisherman off an oil platform 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay, Wednesday. Watchstanders at the 8th Coast Guard District command center received a report that a fisherman was reportedly experiencing chest pains and numbness in his left arm. The commercial fishing vessel crew transferred the man to an oil platform for medical care. A...

Coast Guard locates suspected armed robber

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted in locating a man suspected of armed robbery near Corpus Christi, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a call from an officer with the Gregory Police Department at 1:30 p.m., requesting assistance in locating an armed robbery suspect. The officer reported the suspect had allegedly burglarized a local game room, then ran...