MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching Tuesday for a diver who was reported missing near Alligator Reef.
Missing is Rob Stewart, 37, from Toronto, Canada.
At 5:13 p.m., watch standers with the Sector Key West Command Center received a report of a missing diver near Alligator Reef from a crew member aboard the vessel Pisces. Coast Guard watch standers issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast, launched a Station Islamorada 33-foot Law Enforcement Special Purpose Craft boat crew, launched an Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and diverted the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton.
Assisting with the search are members from the Navy, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
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HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Kauai Fire Department are searching for a reported person in the water near Anini Beach, Kauai, Tuesday.
Missing is a 21-year-old woman last seen wearing a pink top and white bottoms. She is reportedly visiting from Baltimore.
Anyone with information that may help locate the missing swimmer is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center at 808-842-2600.
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew, both from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, and the crew of USCGC Kittiwake (WPB 87316) are currently searching the area. Kauai Fire Department personnel are searching with personnel aboard jet skis and a helicopter. Ocean Safety personnel are searching with a jet ski.
Watchstanders at Sector Honolulu Command Center received a relayed call at 6:48 p.m. Monday from Kauai Fire Department stating the woman had been seen swimming when she reportedly became distressed. She was last seen yelling for help approximately 300 yards from shore. A friend swam out to assist when he too became distressed and required rescue from a good Samaritan and a Kauai Fire Department personnel aboard a jet ski.
On-scene weather conditions are forecast as winds of 12 mph and 6 foot waves.
MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued a diver Tuesday who left a vessel taking on water one mile east of Dania Beach Pier.
At 12:23 p.m., Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale watch standers received notification from Broward County Sheriff’s Office of a vessel in distress near Dania Beach Pier. The watch standers diverted a Station Fort Lauderdale 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew. TowBoatU.S. arrived on scene at 12:34 p.m. and found a 23-foot center console vessel taking on water with three people aboard who reported one person had donned scuba gear and entered the water. The Station Fort Lauderdale boat crew arrived on scene and located the diver.
All four people were transferred to emergency medical services at the 15th St. Pier. No medical concerns were reported.
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Three people walk away after their Cessna 180 crashed near a ridgeline landing strip in the vicinity of the Chakachatna River in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, Jan. 30, 2017. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk crew transported the three to Anchorage International Airport. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
Three survivors aboard a downed Cessna 180 take a photo with the Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk crew who rescued them Jan. 30, 2017. The three survivors reported no injuries. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew located and rescued three survivors of a plane crash from a ridgeline landing strip in the vicinity of the Chakachatna River, in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Monday evening.
The Jayhawk crew landed, brought the three survivors aboard and transported them to awaiting emergency medical personnel at Anchorage International Airport. Both passengers and the pilot reported no injuries.
Watchstanders from the 17th Coast Guard District received notification of the crash from the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center with a possible, approximate location of the fixed-wing Cessna at approximately 2 p.m. Monday. Watchstanders were told that the plane had been missing since Sunday afternoon and immediately directed the launch of the Jayhawk crew.
Within an hour, the Jayhawk crew arrived to the assumed position and were able to hear the planes Emergency Locator Transmitter over 1215 megahertz radio. The Jayhawk crew used direction-finding equipment and, when in range, saw a flare shot by the pilot of the plane.
“This rescue was possible because of the joint effort put forth between the Coast Guard and Alaska Rescue Coordination Center and because the pilot was prepared with the necessary safety equipment,” said Lt. Joseph Plunkett, pilot aboard the Jayhawk rescue helicopter. “I can’t put enough emphasis on how crucial it is to have safety equipment whenever transiting through Alaska. Alaska is full of remote and often dangerous areas, and in this case, because the pilot was prepared, we were able to rescue the three people and bring them back to their family.”
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SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters from the water near Shelter Island, in San Diego, Monday.
At approximately 1:45 p.m., Monday, a Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) 91109 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement boat crew came upon three people in the water who had been involved in a personal watercraft collision, and had been in the water for approximately 30 minutes.
All three people were pulled aboard the MSST’s vessel, and one PWC was towed to Harbor Island, in San Diego. The second watercraft was overturned and the owner would attempt recovery.
The overturned PWC was found to have a crack in the hull and the owner was unable to re-right or tow it. The MSST crew placed the PWC into side tow and used a dewatering pump to keep the craft afloat until it was also brought to Harbor Island.
There were no reported injuries, and all three survivors were transported to Harbor Island at approximately 3 p.m.
There was no reported pollution.