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File photo of a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter in Fort Lauderdale (Photo by Kelly Owen/Getty Images)

2 Bahamians Guilty In Florida Human Smuggling Attempt

Two Bahamian men have pleaded guilty in South Florida federal court to attempting to smuggle six people by boat into the U.S.

CBS Tampa–08/04/2012

File photo of a Coastguard helicopter. (Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Search Continues For Missing Paddleboarder

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Several agencies in the Tampa Bay area are continuing to search for a missing paddleboarder. Authorities say a board belonging to 50-year-old Jeffrey Comer was found by a boater late Saturday […]

CBS Tampa–04/30/2012

Photo of the Gulf of Mexico coast. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Coast Guard: No Signs Pilot Survived Small Plane Crash In Gulf

The Coast Guard says a small plane that two F-15 fighter jets were tracking for hours has crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.

CBS Tampa–04/19/2012

(Photo by Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Lines/HO)

Search Ends for Missing Cruise Passenger

The Coast Guard has called off its search for a woman believed to have gone overboard on a Bahamas cruise.

CBS Tampa–03/02/2012

(photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Coast Guard Rescues Three Boaters Near Cedar Key

CLEARWATER, Fla. (CBS Tampa) –  The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three boaters early this morning after the men had been in the water for more than eleven hours. The three unidentified men were found clinging […]

CBS Tampa–02/20/2012

Rady is a rescue swimmer sent from Clearwater, Fla., to help aid in search and rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 2nd Class NyxoLyno Cangemi/Getty Images)

Coast Guard rescues wanted man from sinking boat

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Coast Guard officials have rescued a man stranded on a sinking southwest Florida boat only to learn he had a warrant out for his arrest.

CBS Tampa–11/21/2011

The Coast Guard seized 7 tons of cocaine, worth $180 million, from a "drug sub." (credit: Seventh Coast Guard District)

Coast Guard Seizes 7 Tons of Cocaine From Sunken ‘Drug Sub’ Off Florida

Nearly a month after sinking and locating a self-propelled semi-submersible carrying $180 million worth of drugs, the U.S. Coast Guard has seized and unloaded 7 tons of cocaine.

CBS Tampa–10/28/2011

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