Coast Guard assists Liberty County Sheriff’s Dept. in rescue of two boys and deputy

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department in the rescue of two boys and a deputy in a forested area near Liberty, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a call from the sheriff’s department at 10:15 p.m., requesting assistance after the two boys, who had been missing, and the deputy became disoriented and dehydrated. The...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel Chelsea off Klamath River

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. – An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay hoisted a 52-year-old man 10 miles off shore of the Klamath River and transferred him to awaiting ambulances at Cresecnt City Airport today, March 6, 2010. At 6:40 a.m., this morning the Coast Guard received a call from the fishing vessel Chealsea, home port of San Francisco, reporting a crewmember in need of medical assistance....

Coast Guard Auxiliary member locates missing boaters near South Padre Island

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary located four missing boaters near South Padre Island early Wednesday morning. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi was contacted at approximately 7:20 a.m. by a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, stating that he had located the four missing individuals sitting on top of their over turned pleasure craft one mile east of Holly Beach in...

Coast Guard medevacs man 10 miles south of South Padre Island

HOUSTON —The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a cargo tanker 10 miles south of South Padre Island, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Sector Corpus Christi received a report at approximately 12 a.m. that a 40-year-old male aboard the motor tanker Ballad was experiencing extreme abdominal pain . A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew were launched at approximately...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from sinking fishing boat west of La Push, Washington

USCG file photo SEATTLE – The Coast Guard rescued five people from the 80-foot fishing vessel Vicious Fisher, 13 miles west of La Push, Wash., Thursday. The crew of the vessel contacted Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, in Seattle, at approximately 2 p.m., via VHF Channel 16, reporting the vessel was taking on water and required assistance. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles,...

Coast Guard medevacs man 30 miles off Atlantic City, N.J.

USCG file photoATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 51-year-old man aboard the 656-foot Libra Leader 30 miles off the coast of Atlantic City Saturday. Medevaced was Alfredo Tiongson. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a call at 8:03 p.m. from a crewmember aboard the Libra Leader reporting Tiongson was having a possible heart attack. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard responds to sinking vessel near Corpus Christi

USCG file photoCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is responding to a fishing vessel taking on water approximately 50 miles east of Corpus Christi, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a call at approximately 1 p.m. from the captain of the Ella Deonna, a 65-foot long-liner fishing vessel, reporting that the vessel was taking on water in its engine room. The Coast...

Coast Guard medevacs injured man in Gulf of Mexico

USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a bulk carrier in the Gulf of Mexico 55 miles south of South West Pass, La., Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 4 p.m., that a male aboard the Conti Shanghai, a 794-foot bulk carrier, had reportedly sustained an injury to his left hand while working on deck. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues boater from Redwood Creek

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – While steering clear of power lines, a Coast Guard a helicopter airlifted a man stranded on a small island in Redwood Creek near Orick, Calif., last night. The 45 year-old boater, made it to the island after his boat capsized while gathering redwood logs in the creek. He yelled for help after making it to the island and his shouts were heard by people nearby a local RV park....