Coast Guard recovers body of missing fisherman near Morehead City, NC

Coast Guard recovers body of missing fisherman near Morehead City, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard recovered the body of a missing 57-year-old man Sunday near Cape Lookout, N.C. The man was last seen going underwater and not resurfacing while he was surf fishing Nov. 19 on the south end of Portsmouth Island near Morehead City. A good Samaritan boater notified Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 12:30 p.m. Sunday,...

Coast Guard locates body of missing fisherman off Bolivar Peninsula

Coast Guard locates body of missing fisherman off Bolivar Peninsula
HOUSTON — Coast Guard and Galveston County Sheriff’s Office personnel recovered the body of a missing wade fisherman off Bolivar Peninsula near Roll Over Pass, Tuesday morning. A fisherman contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston at 8:50 a.m., stating that his 33-year-old friend had been wade fishing near Roll Over Pass and was carried approximately 300 yards off shore by strong currents. Sector...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman near Whidbey Island, Wash.

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing fisherman near Whidbey Island, Wash., Monday. Coast Guard units, along with Swinomish Tribal Fisheries, Whidbey Island Fire/Rescue and Snohomish County Sheriff’s Dept. marine units and dive teams, searched for the man approximately 21 hours after his boat was seen at Penn Cove near Whidbey Island unmanned and under power Sunday. A...

Coast Guard ends search for overdue Mayaguez, Puerto Rico fisherman in the Mona Passage

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews at Sector San Juan ended their search Thursday evening for an overdue fisherman in waters south of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico and Mona Passage waters southwest, west and northwest of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The overdue fisherman is Jose Luis Mendez Rodriguez, 40, who reportedly departed aboard a 22-foot boat Saturday morning from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico,...

Coast Guard searching for overdue Puerto Rico fisherman in the Mona Passage

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews are searching Tuesday for a fisherman reportedly overdue from a fishing trip Saturday to the Pichinchos fishing grounds in the Mona Passage, approximately 35 nautical miles northwest of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Overdue is Jose Luis Mendez Rodriguez, 40, who reportedly departed on fishing trip from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico aboard a 22-foot open boat...

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman off Southwest Pass

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a fisherman reported missing, Tuesday, offshore Southwest Pass in East Bay. Missing is Mark Hansel. At approximately12:30 p.m., Tuesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call via VHF-FM radio from the Captain of the fishing vessel, Ireland, that a crewmember had fallen overboard and was not wearing a life jacket. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard and local agencies continue search for overdue mariner

HONOLULU – The Coast Guard and Honolulu Fire Department continued to search for an overdue fisherman, along the southern shore of Oahu, Monday. Coast Guard assets include crews aboard an HC-130 Hercules airplane, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, and the Coast Guard Cutter Kiska. A Coast Guard Auxiliary airplane in transit to Maui searched the southern coast of Molokai but saw no sign of Kon Wai Young....

Rescue crews suspend search for overboard fisherman off Hawaii Kai

HONOLULU – The search for a missing 57-year-old fisherman reported overboard approximately 13 miles south of Hawaii Kai was suspended pending any further developments at approximately 7:05 p.m., Saturday. The Coast Guard’s search area covered 117 square miles over a 10-hour period. The fisherman’s wife notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at 8:50 a.m. that her husband fell overboard...

Coast Guard suspends search for Big Island fisherman

HONOLULU – The Coast Guard suspended the multi-day search for overdue Big Island fisherman Mitchell Wailani at 10:12 p.m. Monday. Wailani embarked on a multi-day fishing trip on July 5 and had not been in contact with family or friends since Thursday evening. The 80 year-old Hawaii resident was reported overdue at approximately 4 p.m. Saturday. A Hawaii County Fire Department helicopter spotted and...