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The Coast Guard is looking for a Tampa area boater.  (Photo credit: ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

US Coast Guard Searches for 3 Missing Boaters in Hernando Beach

HERNANDO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for three missing boaters in the Gulf of Mexico. The search began Sunday night when three people failed to return to Hernando Beach in […]

CBS Tampa–04/23/2012

Photo of a plane floating in water. (credit: Mario Tama/GettyImages)

Coast Guard Suspends Search, Confirms ID Of Pilot

The Coast Guard has confirmed that Dr. Peter Hertzak, a physician from suburban New Orleans, was the pilot of an airplane that crashed into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday after flying in circles for hours.

04/20/2012

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

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Best Restaurants for Sunsets and Grouper

There’s no better place for sunsets than Tampa Bay and no better fish than Florida’s own prime rib of the sea, grouper. We have collected a list of the best restaurants that serve grouper and have sunset water views guaranteed to give you goose bumps.

CBS Tampa–03/18/2012

A Kemp's ridley sea turtle (Lora turtle)  (Photo credit:  YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Once Stranded off Europe, Turtle Released in Fla.

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Marine experts have released an endangered turtle into the Gulf of Mexico three years after the creature became stranded in Europe.

CBS Tampa–12/27/2011

Shrimper dies after falling overboard

HERNANDO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Tampa Bay area shrimper died after falling overboard in the Gulf of Mexico.

CBS Tampa–11/13/2011

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