Coast Guard suspends search for missing Everglades Challenge boater

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Everglades Challenge boater
ST.PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing mariner Thursday, who was participating in the Water Tribe Everglades Challenge. Missing is Jim Slauson, 73, from St. Petersburg. Coast Guard assets and other agencies who responded included: Coast Guard Station Ft. Myers Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback (WPB-87370) Coast Guard Cutter Pelican...

Coast Guard rescues man after sailboat capsizes during boat race

Coast Guard rescues man after sailboat capsizes during boat race
29-foot Response Boat-Small U.S. Coast Guard file photo FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a boater after his 20-foot trimaran sailboat capsized during a boat race 12 miles south of Sanibel Island, Saturday evening. Rescued was Fort Walton Beach native Randy Smyth, 63. At 9 p.m. Coast Guard 7th District Command Center watchstanders received a personal locator beacon activation that...

Coast Guard rescues 12 during first leg of Water Tribe Everglades Challenge near Englewood, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues 12 during first leg of Water Tribe Everglades Challenge near Englewood, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG – The Coast Guard saved 12 people from the water during the Water Tribe Everglades Challenge near Englewood, Florida, Saturday. Approximately 135 boats of various sizes and more than 240 people took part in the small-craft regatta, which started in Tampa Bay, Florida, and was scheduled to end in Key Largo, Florida. The event was terminated by the Coast Guard due to numerous cases...