Coast Guard search for missing Vero Beach man enters fourth day
Coast Guard searching for missing man after boat washes ashore in Brevard County (U.S. Coast Guard)BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — The search for a missing Vero Beach man off the Brevard County coast entered its fourth day on Sunday. Read: Coast Guard searching for missing man after boat washes ashore in Brevard CountyOfficials have been searching for 68-year-old Dale Hossfield of Vero Beach since his fishing boat washed ashore near Melbourne Beach on Wednesday night. Coast Guard searching for missing man after boat washes ashore in Brevard County (U.S. Coast Guard)The Coast Guard said that Hossfield left from Fort Pierce Inlet around 2 p.m. Wednesday and has not been heard from since. Read: 5K reward offered after former Osceola High School football player killed in drive-by shootingThe search for Hossfield began after Coast Guard Sector Miami received reports that a 29-foot boat had washed ashore with the engines still running on Melbourne Beach. Coast Guard searching for missing man after boat washes ashore in Brevard County (U.S. Coast Guard)Units with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, and U.S. Coast Guard are involved in the search.wftv.com
Oh, buoy: Coast Guard rescues 3 men after boat takes on water in Tampa Bay
Stranded: Three boaters were rescued from a buoy after their 24-foot vessel took on water in Tampa Bay on Saturday. (U.S. Coast Guard)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A U.S. Coast Guard crew rescued three people who were clinging to a buoy in Tampa Bay after abandoning their boat, authorities said. The crew picked up the stranded boaters on the buoy near Egmont Key, WTSP-TV reported. #Breaking USCG Station St Petersburg rescued 3 people on a buoy after their boat was taking on water near Egmont Key. The boaters were not wearing life jackets, according to a photograph released by the Coast Guard.wftv.com
Coast Guard searching for missing man after boat washes ashore in Brevard County
Coast Guard searching for missing man after boat washes ashore in Brevard County (U.S. Coast Guard)BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard continues its search for a missing Vero Beach man off the Brevard County coast on Saturday. Read: Coast Guard searching for missing man after boat washes ashore in Brevard CountyOfficials have been searching for 68-year-old Dale Hossfield of Vero Beach since his fishing boat washed ashore near Melbourne Beach on Wednesday night. The Coast Guard said that Hossfield left from Fort Pierce Inlet around 2 p.m. Wednesday and has not been heard from since. Units with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, and U.S. Coast Guard are involved in the search. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 11 Coast Guard searching for missing man after boat washes ashore in Brevard County (U.S. Coast Guard)Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
Search for missing Vero Beach boater continues off Brevard County coast
WE'RE CHECKING TO SEE IF THE COAST GUARD WILL OUT AGAIN TODAY TO SEARCH FOR A MISSING BOATER IN BREVARD COUNTY. CREWS ARE LOOKING FOR 68-YEAR-OLD "DALE HOSSFIELD". THE COAST GUARD SAYS... HIS BOAT WASHED ASHORE ON MELBOURNE BEACH WEDNESDAY NIGHT... NO ONE WAS ON BOARD. WE'RE TOLD HOSSFIELD IS FROM VERO BEACH... WHICH IS ABOUT 40 MILES AWAY. F-W-C SAYS.. HE DID NOT SEND OUT A DISTRESS CALL.
Coast Guard searching for missing man after boat washes ashore in Brevard County
Coast Guard officials said they were searching for 68-year-old Dale Hossfield of Vero Beach.
(WFTV)BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a missing Vero Beach man after his fishing boat washed ashore near Melbourne Beach on Wednesday night.
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Search ends for woman who fell from cruise ship in Alaska
The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 40-year-old woman who fell overboard off a cruise ship in Alaska’s Inside Passage. The Coast Guard ended the effort Tuesday after searching for the woman for about nine hours, Coast Guard Petty Office Ali Blackburn said. The search was conducted by boat and a helicopter in the waters near Eldred Rock in Lynn Canal, which is about 20 miles (30 kilometers) west of the state capital, Juneau.news.yahoo.com
Video shows US Coast Guard rescue dog from water off North Carolina
US Coast Guard rescues dog from Pamlico Sound Officials said, "the exhausted pup was given VIP treatment by the crew and eventually reunited with its owners." (U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet)HATTERAS, N.C. — A brown dog paddling through Pamlico Sound was pulled to safety by a U.S. Coast Guard crew on patrol. >> Read more trending newsThe U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet shared photos and video of the rescue on its Facebook page. US Coast Guard rescues dog from water off North Carolina Photo showing Myla the dog after she was pulled from the water to safety. (The U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet )Lookouts saw movement, and realized the dog was swimming towards their boat, WECT reported.wftv.com
Body of missing Colorado woman found after dinghy capsizes near Key West
Body found: The U.S. Coast Guard released this photo of Jewel Hammond, a Colorado woman whose body was found Friday after a dinghy she was on capsized near Key West. (U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West)The body of a Colorado woman who disappeared on a dinghy near Key West was found Friday, the Coast Guard said. Coast Guard officials said a woman’s body was found approximately 200 yards from Mule Key, which is located west of Key West. The body was confirmed by local authorities to be the missing woman. According to the Herald, Hammond was with a man on the dinghy who reported her missing after it overturned near Mule Key.wftv.com
38 rescued, 11 dead as US searches waters near Puerto Rico
Rescue efforts were concentrated in an area more than 11 miles (18 kilometers) north of the uninhabited island of Desecheo, which lies west of Puerto Rico. “We always look for the possibility of finding survivors,” said Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad, adding that crews worked through the night. Of the 38 survivors, 36 were Haitian and two were from the Dominican Republic, he said. “Our hope and prayers are with the survivors and those still missing,” said Coast Guard Rear Admiral Brendan McPherson. More recent incidents include 68 migrants rescued Saturday in the Mona Passage, a treacherous area between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.wftv.com
38 rescued, 11 dead as US searches waters near Puerto Rico
At least 38 people have been rescued and 11 bodies found as the U.S. Coast Guard scours the open waters northwest of Puerto Rico via boat, plane and helicopter in a bid to find more survivors after a boat carrying suspected migrants capsizedwashingtonpost.com
11 suspected migrants die after boat capsizes north of Puerto Rico
Boat capsizes: The U.S. Coast Guard said at least 11 people died after a boat capsized north of Puerto Rico. (iStock)At least 11 people died and 31 others were rescued after a boat carrying suspected migrants capsized north of Puerto Rico on Thursday, authorities said. Those rescued include eight Haitians who were transported to a hospital in Aguadilla, a town in northwestern Puerto Rico, according to the Post. The boat left from the Dominican Republic and was traveling toward the western side of Puerto Rico, Quiñones told the Times. According to Coast Guard data, 1,527 Haitians, 742 Dominicans and 838 Cubans making “illegal voyages” were intercepted in Florida and the Caribbean, the Post reported.wftv.com
11 dead, 31 rescued after boat capsizes near Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — (AP) — A boat loaded with suspected migrants capsized north of an uninhabited island near Puerto Rico and 11 people had been confirmed dead while 31 others were rescued Thursday, authorities said. It wasn't immediately clear how many people were aboard the boat when it turned over, said U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad. The incident was the latest in a string of capsizings across the region as migrants from Haiti and the Dominican Republic flee violence and poverty in their countries. On Saturday, the U.S. Coast Guard and Dominican navy rescued 68 migrants in the Mona Passage, a treacherous area between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Kidnappings also have spiked, including those of eight Turkish citizens who on Sunday were forced off a bus they had boarded in the Dominican Republic.wftv.com
Ruling threatens US power as world's high-seas drug police
A little-noticed federal appeals court ruling this year threatens a key weapon in the United States’ war on drugs: A decades-old law that gives the U.S. broad authority to make high-seas arrests anywhere in the world, even if the drugs aren’t bound for American shores. It’s a law that’s used to round up and imprison hundreds of foreigners every year, mostly poor, semi-literate fishermen from Central and South America who make up the drug trade’s lowest rungs. “It is a waste of U.S. taxpayer dollars to have these costly misadventures as we play drug police to the world,” said Eric Vos, head of the public defender’s office in Puerto Rico that brought the court challenge.news.yahoo.com
Coast Guard breaks ground on new search-and-rescue building in Port Canaveral
Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral holds groundbreaking ceremony Cpt. Brian M Kostecki, resource management division chief of Coast Guard District 7, Cpt. Mark R. Vlaun, commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Chief Warrant Officer John P. Chandler, commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral break ground at the groundbreaking ceremony in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 2, 2022. Coast Guard District 7 PADE)BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral broke ground on a new 21,000-square-foot search and rescue building Tuesday. Chief Warrant Officer John Chandler, commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral, presided over the ceremony.wftv.com
Coast Guard suspends search of 3 missing kids in New Orleans
The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday for three missing children near the Crescent City Connection Bridge in New Orleans. “The decision to suspend any search and rescue case is never easy but considering the extensive search efforts of our Coast Guard men and women, in conjunction with other response agencies, I’ve made the difficult decision to suspend our active search for the three children,” Capt. Kelly Denning, Coast Guard Sector New Orleans commander, said in a statement.news.yahoo.com
Ever Forward: Cargo ship freed from Chesapeake Bay after running aground month ago
BALTIMORE — The Ever Forward was freed Sunday morning after being stuck in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay for more than a month. >> Related: Container ship, sister of ship stuck in Suez Canal, runs aground in Chesapeake BayTwo tugs each from Donjon-SMIT, Moran and McAllister liberated the Ever Forward after containers were removed, WMAR reported. According to WMAR, the Ever Forward is now en route to Annapolis Anchorage Grounds for inspection, after two failed re-floating attempts on March 29 and 30. Once the inspection is completed, the ship will be reloaded and continue its voyage to Norfolk. “The vastness and complexity of this response were historic, as an incident like the Ever Forward grounding, in type and duration, is a rare occurrence,” Capt.wftv.com
US Coast Guard searches for man who jumped from cruise ship east of Port Canaveral
US Coast Guard searches for man who jumped from cruise ship east of Port CanaveralPORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a man who jumped overboard from a cruise ship early Saturday as it approached Florida. WATCH: Carnival’s Mardi Gras cruise ship set to sail from Port CanaveralThe man jumped from the Carnival Cruise Line ship Mardi Gras just after midnight about 55 miles east of Port Canaveral, according to the Coast Guard and Carnival. The Coast Guard responded with two cutters and an airplane to search for the 43-year-old man. The Mardi Gras and the cruise ship Elation also participated in the search, said Coast Guard spokesman David Micallef. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the guest and his family.”Lupoli said the Coast Guard released the ship from the search efforts and it continued to Port Canaveral.wftv.com
U.S. Coast Guard searches for man who jumped from Carnival ship nearing Port Canaveral, cruise line says
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a man who allegedly jumped from the Carnival Mardi Gras cruise ship early Saturday morning on its approach to Port Canaveral, the cruise line said in a statement.
US Coast Guard searches for man who jumped from cruise ship
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a man who jumped overboard from a cruise ship early Saturday as it approached Florida. The man jumped from the Carnival Cruise Lines ship Mardi Gras just after midnight about 55 miles (89 kilometers) east of Port Canaveral, according to the Coast Guard and Carnival. The Coast Guard responded with two cutters and an airplane to search for the 43-year-old man. The Mardi Gras and the cruise ship Elation also participated in the search, said Coast Guard spokesman David Micallef. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the guest and his family.”Lupoli said the Coast Guard released the ship from the search efforts and it continued to Port Canaveral.wftv.com
US Coast Guard searches for man who jumped from cruise ship
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a man who jumped overboard from a cruise ship early Saturday as it approached Florida. The Coast Guard responded with two cutters and an airplane to search for the 43-year-old man. The Mardi Gras and the cruise ship Elation also participated in the search, said Coast Guard spokesman David Micallef.news.yahoo.com
Video shows dramatic rescue after car drives into water
Video shows dramatic rescue after car drives into water The U.S. Coast Guard recognized Roger Moore for helping save a driver whose car went into the water. (U.S. Coast Guard)HOUSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard held a ceremony to recognize a man who dove into the Houston Ship Channel to save a driver whose car went into the water. >> Read more trending newsSurveillance video released by the U.S. Coast Guard during the ceremony shows a car driving off the Lynchburg Ferry landing and into the channel. The video shows Moore jumping into the water and swimming to the sinking car. He initially tried to get into the car through the open trunk but couldn’t do so when the car turned nearly vertical in the water, USCG said.wftv.com
How Russian military history can help us understand where Ukraine war might be heading
Some experts are looking to previous Russian military campaigns to get a sense of how the war in Ukraine might progress. Margaret Peacock, an associate professor of Russian history at the University of Alabama, joins CBS News' Elaine Quijano to discuss what lessons we can learn from the past.news.yahoo.com
Coast Guard seizes more than $243M of cocaine, offloads drugs in South Florida
Drugs offloaded: A Coast Guard crew seized more than 8,500 pounds of cocaine. (U.S. Coast Guard)MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — A U.S. Coast Guard crew seized approximately 8,500 pounds of cocaine with a street value of more than $243 million, authorities said. >> Read more trending newsThe crew of the Dauntless, a 210-foot Coast Guard cutter, offloaded the narcotics at their base in Miami Beach, Florida, the Miami Herald reported. The Coast Guard seized more than $243 million of cocaine. “We are thankful for coordinated efforts across the U.S. Coast Guard, the Department of Defense, Customs and Border Protection, as well as our international partners from the Netherlands and throughout Central and South America.”©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Work starts to free Ever Forward stranded in Chesapeake Bay
Cargo Ship Aground The tugboats Atlantic Enterprise, left, and Atlantic Salvor, bottom right, use lines to pull the container ship Ever Forward, top right, which ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay, as crews began to attempt to refloat the ship, Tuesday, March 29, 2022, in Pasadena, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez)BALTIMORE — (AP) — Tug boats began working to dislodge a stranded container ship Tuesday, more than two weeks after it ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay. From shore, three tug boats could be seen pulling on taut lines attached to the rear of the Ever Forward, sending puffs of smoke into the air. The plan was for five tugboats to work together in the effort and to reduce the ballast water on Ever Forward to lighten the ship, Evergreen said. The Coast Guard has said they have not yet determined what caused the Ever Forward to run aground.wftv.com
Work starts to free Ever Forward stranded in Chesapeake Bay
Tug boats began working to dislodge a stranded container ship Tuesday, more than two weeks after it ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay. Dozens of people gathered at a park nearby to watch the work Tuesday afternoon. The more than 1,000-foot (305-meter) ship operated by Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine Corp. was headed from the Port of Baltimore to Norfolk, Virginia, on March 13 when it ran aground north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, the U.S. Coast Guard said.news.yahoo.com
Attempt to free grounded Ever Forward set for Tuesday
Crews will try to refloat a container ship that has been stranded in the Chesapeake Bay for more than two weeks, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday. The Coast Guard, Maryland Department of the Environment and Evergreen Marine Corp. will make an initial attempt to refloat the Ever Forward at noon Tuesday, according to a news release issued Monday. A salvage company began dredging around the more than 1,000-foot (305-meter) container ship March 20 and weather last week delayed operations slightly, officials said.news.yahoo.com
Florida sheriff helps rescue 11 people from sinking boat
Florida sheriff helps rescue family from sinking boat Photos show the Hillsborough County Sheriff working with the Marine Unit and U.S. Coast Guard to rescue 11 people in Tampa Sunday. (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office)TAMPA, Fla. — Rescuers saved a group of 11 people, including children, from a boat taking on water during an air show in Tampa, Florida. When they got to the boat, rescuers, including Sheriff Chronister, helped 11 people off their boat to safety. Chronister, the Marine Unit, and the U.S. Coast Guard were all on hand for the airshow that featured the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, The Tampa Bay Times reported. “There was no hesitancy on behalf of the brave women of the HCSO Marine Unit, and other agencies, in working together to bring this family back to shore,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister.wftv.com
Coast Guard crews searching for 2 people on sinking boat off Oregon coast
Boat sinking: Coast guard officials are seeking two people who were on a fishing boat that was sinking off the Oregon coast. (iStock)FLORENCE, Ore. — U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crews were scouring the waters off the Oregon coast on Saturday, searching for two people aboard a sinking fishing vessel. Missing are the boat’s pilot, Mike Morgan, 68, and a female passenger, the Coast Guard said in a news release. Search efforts are being conducted in heavy fog, Coast Guard officials said in a tweet. In its news release, USCG officials said that Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a mayday call at approximately 12 a.m. PDT Saturday from Morgan.wftv.com
He was stranded on a windsurf board off the Keys. All his electronic gear gave him away
The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday rescued a man 15 miles out to sea off the Florida Keys stranded on a windsurf board, and federal authorities said Thursday he is a migrant who was attempting to flee Cuba.news.yahoo.com
Dredging seeks to free grounded cargo ship in Chesapeake Bay
Dredging has begun to free a cargo ship stranded in the Chesapeake Bay for more than a week, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday. A salvage company began dredging around the 1,095-foot (334-meter) Ever Forward on Sunday and the work is expected to continue throughout the week, Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Breanna Centeno said in an email. The grounded vessel is stable, poses no pollution threat and isn't impacting Port of Baltimore operations, Centano said.news.yahoo.com
Rescue plan designed for Ever Forward in Chesapeake Bay
There's now a plan to refloat a cargo ship that's been stranded in the Chesapeake Bay for days, the ship's operator said Friday. Salvor Donjon Smit has conducted underwater inspections of the 1,095-foot (334-meter) Ever Forward and a rescue team can put the refloating plan in motion, but first authorities must approve it, Evergreen said in a statement Friday. The rescue team is mobilizing all available local tugboats to join the operation.news.yahoo.com
Bid underway to refloat cargo ship aground in Chesapeake Bay
Efforts were underway Monday to refloat a container vessel that ran aground in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The ship, called the Ever Forward, also isn't obstructing traffic in a nearby navigational channel. The Baltimore Sun reported that the ship had left the Port of Baltimore on Sunday and was headed for Norfolk, Virginia, where port terminals serve the Port of Virginia.news.yahoo.com
Coast Guard rescues 4 from capsized vessel in Tampa Bay
Rescued: Four men are rescued by Coast Guard officers after their boat capsized in Tampa Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Four people were rescued from a sinking vessel that capsized Saturday in Tampa Bay, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Coast Guard officials received a 911 call from a motorist who saw two red flares north of the Sunshine Skyway at about 5:25 a.m. EST, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Read more https://t.co/M80zQGsSbY pic.twitter.com/j63TdT6OLm — USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) March 5, 2022No injuries were reported, the Coast Guard said in a news release. “The Coast Guard reminds all boaters of these important safety tips while on the water,” the agency said in its news release.wftv.com
Relatives anxious to find out whether loved ones survived after boat capsizes off Florida Coast
As the search continues for 10 more missing people after a boat that sailed out of Cuba capsized Wednesday night, relatives say they are just hopeful that their loved ones were among the eight people who were rescued Thursday by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Coast Guard rescues father, son from disabled boat near Melbourne
The United States Coast Guard on Saturday night rescued a father and his 15-year-old son from a 25-foot vessel that became disabled approximately 10 miles east of Melbourne. The father and son were towed back to Station Port Canaveral. At approximately 2:30 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville watchstanders received a call over VHF-Channel 16 from the father stating his life and his son’s life were in danger due to the heavy weather conditions. “The maritime environment is constantly changing,” said Chief Petty Officer Ryan Andzelik, Sector Jacksonville Command Duty Officer. Ensuring your vessel is properly equipped with the required safety equipment is paramount to a safe return home.”AdFor a list of required safety items, or to have a courtesy safety check on your vessel contact your local USCG Auxiliary unit by visiting http://cgaux.org/vsc/”
Man, 65, rescued by Coast Guard after boat capsizes 135 miles off Daytona Beach
A 65-year-old man was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday after his 38-foot sailing vessel capsized 135 miles east of Daytona Beach, according to the Coast Guard. The man was hoisted from the ship by a helicopter and taken to Daytona International Airport to receive treatment for lacerations and a broken arm. The mane sent a message to a dispatch center saying he had experienced a head injury and his vessel was taking on water. “This case demonstrates the reliability and safety blanket provided by various types of emergency distress beacons,” said Lt. Shawn Antonelli, Command Duty Officer of District Seven Command Center. “It’s important for mariners to carry different forms of safety equipment and provide a float plan to family or friends so the Coast Guard can be notified if they don’t arrive to their destination as scheduled.”The Coast Guard urges mariners to always have the proper safety gear on board when getting on the water and if transiting off-shore to always have an emergency position locator beacon on board.
5 rescued off Florida after 16 days at sea on man-made raft
Five men are rescued off Florida. LAKE WORTH, Fla. – Five men were rescued Saturday off Florida after spending 16 days at sea on a small man-made raft, officials said. The U.S. Coast Guard said the rescue took place about 2 miles southeast of Lake Worth Inlet. Lake Worth is located south of West Palm Beach on Florida’s east coast. “The men stated they had been at sea for 16 days since leaving Cuba,” the Coast Guard tweeted.
Coast Guard rescues 3 Cubans stranded on deserted island for 33 days
Anguilla Cay is the uninhabited island in the Bahamas where rescuers found three people who were stranded there for 33 days. A Coast Guard helicopter earlier this week spotted the two men and one woman and hoisted them in baskets from a rocky cliff in Anguilla Cay, a Bahamian islet close to Cuba. The U.S. Coast Guard did not respond to requests clarifying what considerations were made before the group was flown into the United States. It was unclear whether the group was originally bound for the U.S. or simply lost at sea, and the Coast Guard has said it focused merely on rescuing them. However, the rocky, uninhabited island is routinely monitored by the Coast Guard for strandings of migrants hoping to reach U.S. soil.
Cubans stranded for 33 days now in US immigration detention
They waved flags to catch the attention of a Coast Guard helicopter crew that flew over the island while on a routine mission Monday. A Coast Guard helicopter earlier this week spotted the two men and one woman and hoisted them in baskets from a rocky cliff in Anguilla Cay, a Bahamian islet close to Cuba. The Associated Press requested interviews with the survivors, but Coast Guard and immigration officials have not released their identities and did not grant access for interviews. The U.S. Coast Guard did not respond to requests clarifying what considerations were made before the group was flown into the United States. However, the rocky, uninhabited island is routinely monitored by the Coast Guard for strandings of migrants hoping to reach U.S. soil.
Tourist dies during Florida snorkeling trip
KEY WEST, Fla. – A tourist from North Carolina died following a snorkeling trip off the Florida Keys, sheriff’s officials said. Erica Michelle Brown, 42, had been snorkeling with family and friends on a Fury Watersports boat on Sunday afternoon when she began signaling for help, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Someone on the boat began CPR and it was continued when she was transferred to a U.S. Coast Guard boat, which took Brown to shore. Paramedics then took her to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, the sheriff's office said. The sheriff's office did not list a city in North Carolina where Brown lived.
Coast Guard seeks missing boat between Florida, Bahamas
The U.S. Coast Guard was searching for a boat with about 20 people on board Thursday that was two days overdue to arrive in Florida after leaving the Bahamas on Monday. MIAMI – The U.S. Coast Guard was searching for a boat with about 20 people on board Thursday that was two days overdue to arrive in Florida after leaving the Bahamas on Monday. The boat left Bimini, Bahamas, on Monday and was supposed to arrive in Lake Worth on Tuesday. It was reported overdue that day and Coast Guard and Bahamian authorities began searching for it. “Coast Guard crews have searched approximately 20,000 square miles (51,800 square kilometers) for about 43 hours,” the Coast Guard tweeted Thursday afternoon.
Man missing after falling from Florida dinner-cruise ship
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard says a man went missing after falling into the water from a dinner-cruise ship in the Gulf Coast in Florida. J.P. boat late Friday. The company J.C. Cruises says Capt J.P. is a 475-passenger paddlewheel boat that tours the scenic Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, Florida. Coast Guard crews searched for more than 11 hours in the waters before suspending the search. They received help from agencies such as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Fort Myers Beach Police, and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
Servicewomen killed in plane crash identified
FOLEY, Ala. – Authorities have identified the two service members who were killed when their plane crashed in a residential Alabama neighborhood. The crash happened near a Baldwin County public school when students were still on campus during an after-school program. Baldwin County Public Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler said the crash was “a little too close for comfort.”Garrett, of Waxhaw, North Carolina, was a student aviator for the Coast Guard. She was identified by Rear Adm. William Kelly, superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Ross served three years with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 out of Norfolk, Virginia, before joining the Florida based Training Squadron Two in 2018.
Video: U.S. Coast Guard rescues 7 boaters off Florida
TAMPA, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard has released video showing crew members rescuing a group of boaters stranded near Tampa. Officials said seven boaters became stranded near Delta Cut, Sunday after their 20-foot vessel capsized. A pregnant woman and a man who injured his leg were taken to the hospital for treatment. The Coast Guard is reminding all boaters to have life jackets with them when they are on the water.
Search ends for 2 still missing after Texas port explosion
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas The search for two crew members of a dredging boat who went missing following an explosion last week in the Port of Corpus Christi in Texas has been ended, the U.S. Coast Guard announced. Our Coast Guard crews worked intently alongside state and local partners to locate the two crew members who remained missing, but unfortunately, we were unable to locate them, said Capt. Edward Gaynor, commander, Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi. The decision to suspend a search is never easy and a lot of factors are considered before suspending a search. Port of Corpus Christi officials said it was a propane pipeline.
Correction: Corpus Christi-Explosion story
In this photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard crews respond to a dredge on fire in the Port of Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Aug. 21, 2020 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Authorities say several people have been hospitalized after an explosion at the Texas port when a dredging vessel hit a natural gas pipeline in the water. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)