Coast Guard suspends 11-day search for missing 82-year-old man along East Coast

Coast Guard suspends 11-day search for missing 82-year-old man along East Coast
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday evening for an 82-year-old man who went missing while transiting from Maryland to Florida. On Oct. 24, a family member notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads that she had lost contact with Hugh Blankenship during his voyage. He was last seen on Oct. 23 departing Rudee...

Coast Guard concludes search for man located alive near Machipongo, Va.

Coast Guard concludes search for man located alive near Machipongo, Va.
Coast Guard Cutter Mako file photo photo by AUX David Lau PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard concluded its search for a Norfolk man after he was located alive near Machipongo Sunday. Wesley Schoonmaker was discovered by a good Samaritan after Schoonmaker came ashore with his raft at a Machipongo beach near the person’s home and walked into their backyard. The good Samaritan called Eastern Shore...