Archive | April, 2013

Coast Guard Crews Search For Missing Key Biscayne Diver

8 Apr

CBS Miami

KEY BISCAYNE (CBSMiami) – Coast Guard crews are looking for a 48-year-old man who went missing Sunday afternoon after going for a dive in Key Biscayne.

The man was with a group of friends on a boat three miles off of the island when he jumped into the rough waters without his flippers, according to the Coast Guard.

When he began to drift away from the boat, his friends jumped into the water after him to help.  The too began to struggle in the rough water and the person driving the boat turned around to pick them up. That is when the group realized that one person was still missing, according to Coast Guard.

After receiving a call about the missing man, the Coast Guard sent out a 33-foot boat and helicopter to search for him. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Miami-Dade Marine Patrol, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Miami-Dade…

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Record Breaking Rowing Attempt To Miami Scuttled

8 Apr

CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An attempt to row a boat more than 3,500 miles from Dakar, Senegal to Miami was scuttled off the coast of Puerto Rico on Saturday.

The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s “Africa to the Americas Expedition” left January 23rd from Dakar, Senegal to row unassisted across the Atlantic Ocean 3569 nautical miles to South Florida. Four men, two from the U.S. and two from Canada, rowed to provide propulsion while solar and wind power to charge its instruments.

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Early Saturday, 73 days into the journey, the men aboard their “James Robert Hanssen” row boat sent out a distress signal to the Coast Guard after it capsized in rough seas. The signal was from a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) attached to a life jacket was activated approximately 400 miles north of Puerto Rico.

The Coast Guard sent out a C-130 airplane which was able to…

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