Tag: medevac

itCG-700 pounds of marijuana seized, signal fire helps rescuers, rogue wave injures sailors, daring cliff rescue

Coast Guard Cutter Drummond intercepted a boat in the Florida Straits and confiscated 700 pounds of marijuana worth about $600,000 on Wednesday. Click here to watch a video of the offload and to hear remarks from the cutter’s Commanding Officer. Story here Coast Guard Station Gulfport received a report early yesterday morning of a man

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itCG-Navy sailor medevac, 164 migrants interdicted, bridge closure, boat salvage

Yesterday, a Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City helicopter medically evacuated a Navy sailor from the USS Nitze about 30 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. The sailor was suffering from possible appendicitis. Story here Coast Guard Cutter Bear located a dangerously overloaded and unseaworthy 40-foot boat in the Bahamas while on routine patrol

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itCG-EPIRB leads to rescue, two medevaced, six rescued

Although the crew onboard a fishing vessel did not directly call the Coast Guard for help, Guardians were alerted that a vessel was in trouble Sunday night by a 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) registered to the fishing vessel Captain Smoke, a 39-foot shrimping vessel. A Coast Guard helicopter launched to the

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itCG-jet ski accident, rescued fishermen talk, unintentional swimmers rescued, hoax calls

A Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Clearwater medically evacuated a woman whose jet ski collided with an anchored small boat. She was safely transported to the hospital but her current condition is unknown. Story here The four fishermen who were rescued from Lake Erie yesterday after a long night and day clinging to the

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itCG-Lake Huron medevac, river pollution, cruise ship detained, boating safety

Yes, the Coast Guard is up on the Great Lakes too. Yesterday, a helicopter from Air Station Traverse City and a small boat from Station Alpena worked together to airlift a crewman 26 nautical miles offshore in Lake Huron. An interesting tidbit, Station Alpena is operated by Coast Guard Auxiliary. Story here Coast Guard is

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