#AceNewsReport – Sept.20: Watch-standers at the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Command Center received a call from a good Samaritan at 12:18 a.m., stating he overheard a large crash and several calls for help in the vicinity of Ham Island….
#AceDailyNewsreports that a 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Beach Haven was launched to the scene at approximately 12:20 a.m., along with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Atlantic City, and a jet ski crew from Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Department. Beach Haven Police Department shore crews were also launched.
Imagery available: Coast Guard, Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Department rescue 6 from boat crash near Ham Island, N.J.
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Once on scene at approximately 12:32 a.m, the Station Beach Haven boatcrew, and the Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Department jet ski crews were able to successfully rescue all six boaters from the water. They had all sustained several injuries from the crash.
The boaters were safely taken back to shore where local emergency medical services personnel transported them to various local hospitals.
Sector Delaware Bay issued a safety marine information broadcast to mariners to be aware of potential debris in the area from the crash.
Coast Guard crews will be actively working to fix the aid to navigation.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.15: Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector San Juan received a call from a Puerto Rico 911 Emergency System Bureau Operator relaying a report from a bystander of a person in the water who appeared to be in distress and floating past a green buoy in the area. Watchstanders immediately directed the launch of an Air Station Borinquen rescue helicopter to the scene.
#AceDailyNews reports that the Coast Guard rescued Mabel Ramos in her mid thirties, after she was pulled out by the current, approximately a mile from shore.
Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen aircrew rescues swimmer in distress in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico…
The aircrew navigated around multiple convective weather cells in the area. Once on scene, the helicopter located Ramos actively treading water and struggling to stay afloat. The Coast Guard aircrew deployed their rescue swimmer who provided a sling for flotation while assessing her condition. The aircrew recovered the survivor utilizing a rescue basket.
The aircrew then flew the woman to Air Station Borinquen in Aguadilla, where Emergency Medical Service personnel evaluated her condition before releasing her after not presenting an injury or medical concern.
“This bystander’s quick call for a person in distress was crucial in the success of this mission,” said Lt. Lindsey Cockburn, Coast Guard MH-60 aircraft commander for the case “Local 911 emergency operators and Coast Guard Sector San Juan worked together efficiently, allowing Air Station Borinquen to launch quickly and arrive in time to conduct the rescue.”
#AceNewsReport – Sept.12: The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Hart rescued Grenz, last seen Sept. 2, 2021, and is currently transporting him back to Oahu: Grenz is reported to be in stable condition.
#AceDailyNews reports that the Coast Guard, partners rescue missing mariner off Oahu after 6-day search….With the combined effort from our partners in this search, we were able to find Mr. Grenz and bring him back to safety,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Lucas Correia, an operations specialist for Sector Honolulu. “Every agency played a vital role in this rescue by creating a force multiplier to cover such an immense area.”
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At 1:25 a.m., Saturday, Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a report of the missing mariner who departed Nawiliwili Harbor and had not arrived at his next port of call in Haleiwa, Oahu.
Upon notification, watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched Coast Guard search crews including the Auxiliary, who assisted in the search by conducting physical checks of over 20 harbors, boat ramps, and marinas throughout Oahu and Kauai.
At 10:30 a.m., Thursday, a Navy P-8 Poseidon aircrew located the missing vessel approximately 310-nautical miles southwest of Oahu. An Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircrew dropped a rescue kit that contained a radio, water, and food.
Watchstanders requested that the nearby oil tanker, Delta Eurydice, remain in the vicinity of the disabled vessel until the cutter Hart crew arrived on scene.
The cutter Hart crew arrived on scene at approximately 7:20 a.m., recovered Grenz, and is currently enroute to Oahu.
Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued a Hazard to Navigation Broadcast to mariners alerting them to the disabled vessel’s location.
Reported weather on scene was winds of 11 mph and seas up to five feet.
Involved in the search:
An Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircrew
An Air Station Barbers Point HH-65 Dolphin aircrew
The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak
District 14 Coast Guard Auxiliary
A Navy Boeing P-8 Poseidon aircrew
An Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircrew
A Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew
A Coast Guard Station Kauai 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew
#AceNewsReport – Sept.05: A local hunter came across Barry Leonard Weller in a remote forest in Khon Kaen province, said Nattapat Tadee, a member of a local volunteer team that helped rescue him #AceNewsDesk report
#AceNewsReport – Sept.05: Mr Weller said he had not eaten anything during his ordeal but sipped water puddled on rocks, using grass as a straw, Nattapat said…….
#AceDailyNews says that a British man rescued after being lost for three days in Thai jungle he was asleep on a rock formation after climbing it to try to see a route out……
Video showed Mr Weller walking gingerly out of the forest, the rescue team around him.
He was shoeless and dressed in shorts and an open shirt. He looked tired and had multiple small cuts on his legs, but otherwise appeared healthy.
“Yes, I am wonderfully happy. I have never been so happy in my life,” Mr Weller said.
“My feet are sore, otherwise I am happy. Hot. I just admire the work these people are doing. It makes me cry. They are doing a good job.”
He emerged to an emotional reunion with his Thai partner, Tawee Chaisanrit. They hugged tightly and wept before thanking rescuers.
“Thank you everyone. Thank you to all the teams who kept fighting along with me,” she said, holding her hands together in a traditional Thai gesture of respect.
Ms Tawee, 49, said by phone that Mr Weller left their home on Tuesday and failed to return.
It rained heavily and she searched for him unsuccessfully. She alerted the authorities the next day.
She said he told her that he had taken a different route than usual and became lost.
Mr Weller is retired and has lived in Thailand for about 15 years, she said.
There are many types of wild animals in Thailand’s jungles, including tigers, leopards, bears and elephants, but rescuers said that particular forest was not considered dangerous.
#AceNewsReport – July,28: Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received the initial report from Coast Guard Sector Virginia at 1:19 p.m., stating that a 40-foot sport fishing boat with seven people aboard had been beset by weather with seas reaching approximately 10 feet….
#AceDailyNews reports that Coast Guard has rescued 7 from sport fishing boat beset by weather after a small craft advisory for the area indicated 4-to-6-foot seas with winds gusting up to 30 knots.
U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 07/26/2021 10:46 AM EDTNews Release
Coast Guard rescues 7 from sport fishing boat beset by weather
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The crew of the vessel activated their Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) when conditions continued to deteriorate. Coast Guard crews aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Station Indian River were launched to assist.
All seven people were hoisted and taken to Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City where local EMS was standing by to assist.
“One of the scariest and most unpredictable places you can be is out on the water in a storm,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Petrenko, an operations specialist with the Sector Delaware Bay command center. “Fortunately, they had life jackets, a registered EPIRB and a radio, which they used to call for help. If any one of those pieces had been missing, we might not have been as successful as we were.”
#AceNewsReport – June.26: A massive rescue effort is underway Friday morning in Surfside, Florida, in response to the partial building collapse that killed at least four peopleand resulted in at least 159 people being unaccounted for…..
MIAMI: Surfside Building Collapse: Death toll rises to 4 as rescuers put own lives at risk to find survivors, at the time of the collapse there were storms in the area overnight and reports of lightning as a massive rescue for survivors is underway ……..
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said Friday that three bodies were pulled from the rubble overnight, bringing the total death toll to four. Cava said so far foul play does not appear to have been a factor, but said investigators are not ruling anything out.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, Cava said rescuers were continuing their efforts despite the high risk and said they “will continue search and rescue because we still have hope that we will find people alive.”
“This work is being done at extreme risk to these individuals. Debris is falling on them as they do their work,” Cava said. “They are proceeding because they are so motivated and they are taking extraordinary risk on the scene every day.”
She said rescuers were using sonar technology, K-9s, cameras, “everything possible.”
Miami-Dade Fire Chief Ray Jadallah said rescuers heard sonar-detected sounds “throughout the night.”
When asked about tapping sounds reported to have been picked up by the sonar technology, Jadallah said that it’s “not necessarily tapping, it’s just sounds … it could be various things. It could be just steel twisting, it could be debris raining down. But not specifically sounds of tapping or sounds of human voice.”
“Every time that we hear a sound, we concentrate in that area. So, we send additional teams, utilizing the devices, utilizing K-9, utilizing personnel. As we continue to hear those sounds we concentrate in those areas.”
The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office identified its first victim of Thursday morning’s tragedy as 54-year-old Stacie Fang, local news station WSVN-TV reported. Fang was reportedly taken to an area hospital after being recovered early Thursday, and died of blunt force injures.
A spokesperson for the medical examiner’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request seeking confirmation.
According to WSVN, Fang had been staying on the 10th floor of the building. Her son was also rescued after the collapse, according to the report.
“There are no words to describe the tragic loss of our beloved Stacie,” reads part of a family statementobtained by the news station.
Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said in a previous interview that the building was “literally pancaked.”
“It has gone down, and I mean there’s just feet in between stories where there was 10 feet,” he said. “That is heartbreaking because it doesn’t mean to me that we’re gonna be as successful as we would want to be to find people alive.”
The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue took to Twitter to post footage of rescuers working in the basement parking garage at the Champlain Towers. The crew is standing in knee-high water using a power drill to break through a wall. The ceiling appears to be folded in and is being supported by lifts, which underscored the risk that these rescue teams face while trying to find survivors.
“Firefighters continue working on locating possible victims, while dealing with heavy damage and changing conditions in the parking garage,” the tweet read.
The weather outside was also not cooperating. There were storms in the area last night and reports of lightning. Local 10 reported that the scene was “dark, cloudy and windy. A fog of dust rose from the concrete.”
A spokeswoman from Miami Dade said structural engineers were on-site and monitoring the stability of the part of the building that is still standing. The report said teams of 10 to 12 were carrying out operations “underneath the rubble.” A small fire also broke out at the scene that was extinguished, reports said.
Jimmy Patronis, the state’s fire marshal, told reporters that rescue crews will not stop “just because of nightfall. They just may have a different path they pursue.”
Patronis said he was deeply moved by the image of a bunk bed near the now-exposed top of the building.
#AceNewsReport – Apr.14: Coast Guard watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon notification at 4:30 p.m. of a distressed 129-foot commercial lift vessel. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast, which multiple good Samaritan boatcrews responded to.
‘ Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 6 people from capsized vessel 8 miles south of Port Fourchon searching for more’
U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 04/13/2021 11:12 PM EDTNews Release
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The crew of the pre-commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris, a 154-foot Fast Response Cutter, arrived on scene within 30 minutes and rescued one person from the capsized vessel. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Grand Isle rescued another person and good Samaritan vessels on scene rescued four other people from the water.
#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – Dec.06 – U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says that American Luke Somers and a second hostage being held by terrorists in Yemen were “murdered” during a rescue attempt ordered by President Barack Obama AP reported.
‘ American Luke Somers ‘
In a statement issued Saturday, Hagel said there were “compelling reasons to believe Somers’ life was in imminent danger.”
He says that Somers and a second non-U.S. citizen were “murdered by AQAP terrorists during the mission.” He did not identify the second hostage.
Hagel says that several terrorists were also killed in the mission carried out by U.S. special forces.
‘American Luke Somers and a second hostage being held by terrorists in Yemen were “murdered” during a rescue attempt ordered by President Barack Obama ‘
The White House was insistent Thursday that President Obama acted “promptly” to try to rescue American hostage Luke Somers from al Qaeda in Yemen, approving the risky special operations mission two days after receiving a military plan – but possibly well after Somers had already been moved.
“It’s difficult for me to get into details because the details of this mission are classified. But I can tell you that once there was concrete information and a plan in place, the President promptly authorized this mission because of concern of U.S. men in uniform and the safety of Mr. Somers,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters today.
“Regrettably, when the operation was executed, Luke was not present, though hostages of other nationalities were present and they were rescued… The President authorized this mission both because of his concern for the safety of our U.S. men and women in uniform, but also for the safety of Somers,” he added.
#AceWorldNews – SOUTH KOREA – Dec.02 – Latest update from Tass has stated that the search for sailors from South Korean trawler Oryong 501 which sank off Russia’s Far-Eastern Chukotka Peninsula will continue on Wednesday morning, TASS reported.
C-130 Hercules air-plane of the US Coast Guard will carry out a new flight at the area of the search operation after the first flight brought no results.
AceWorldNews says that according to the latest report from JOHANNESBURG and Reuters that all rescue services in South Africa are trying to reach more than 200 illegal miners reported trapped underground in an abandoned gold shaft in a suburb just east of Johannesburg, an emergency services spokesman said on Sunday.