Free vessel safety checks this Friday, Saturday along Intracoastal Waterway
Auxiliary members of the U.S Coast Guard will be offering free vessel safety checks for boaters along the Intracoastal Waterway at boat ramps in Palm Coast and St. Augustine on Friday and Saturday as part of "Operation Shrimp and Grits."
Floating restaurant sinks in Fort Lauderdale waters, owner says. Crew escapes unharmed
A floating restaurant known for its alligator delicacies sank Sunday afternoon on the Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal Waterway — but the crew abandoned the watercraft unharmed, its owner told the Miami Herald.news.yahoo.com
Maserati driver charged in crash that killed Ferrari driver, hurling him into Miami waterway
A South Florida woman surrendered Monday to face allegations she was drunk when she plowed her Maserati into a driver whose Ferrari had broken down on the 163rd Street Bridge, hurling him into the Intracoastal Waterway last month.news.yahoo.com
Land Trust must raise $350K to buy, preserve Intracoastal Waterway’s ‘Small Islands”
North Florida Land Trust is working to preserve 245 acres in the Intracoastal Waterway known as the Small Islands. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – North Florida Land Trust has reached an agreement to purchase 245 acres located in the Intracoastal Waterway at J. Turner Butler Boulevard in Jacksonville Beach, known widely as the Small Islands. The owner, the Small Group, LLC, had been marketing the property for $3.9 million to build extravagant houses on the nine small wet flatwood islands in the saltmarsh just north of JTB. “Protecting habitats, like these islands and marshlands, provide hope for the future but we can’t do it alone. We need help from the public to make it possible.”To help NFLT save the Small Islands visit https://www.nflt.org/small-islands/.
Showers ahead of next cold front push offshore
The showers ahead of the approaching cold front continue to push southeast offshore this evening. Behind the front our winds will shift to a more northwesterly direction and as they do. Monday morning temperatures will be in the low 50s, all the way to the beach. By Election Day, Tuesday, our weather will be as spectacular, with morning low temperatures in the 40s, just about everywhere. Wednesday through the weekend, winds shift back into the northeast and a light nor’easter will settle in, bringing gusty winds, coastal flooding, high surf and rip current risk, and showers.
Hometown series: A look at the candidates’ views from the towns that helped shape them
A view of Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach, Fla., home of President Trump, as seen from the West Palm Beach side of the Intracoastal Waterway. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)Even in a pandemic, candidates spend much of their time campaigning in one town after another. But what is the America they’ve seen from their own front doorstep? In this series, Times reporters explore the communities the candidates have called home.latimes.com
Supporters gather along Intracoastal Waterway for Trump boat parade
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Supporters of President Trump gathered along the Intracoastal Waterway on Saturday for a Trump 2020 Boat Rally." With everything going on, we wanted to show support for @POTUS @realDonaldTrump and our country. Its comforting to be able to see so many strangers come together for a cause. #Trump2020 Boat Rally participant. pic.twitter.com/47woojkz53 Zachery Lashway (@ZachLashway) May 16, 2020On Sunday, President Donald Trump tweeted his thanks to the boaters. #MAGA pic.twitter.com/BiqIqzgOcL Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2020Last week, there was a boat parade in South Florida for President Trump near his Mar-a-Lago resort.
Woman found floating in Intracoastal Waterway near St. Augustine Shores identified
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday Kenya Rose Che Bii was the woman found floating in the Intracoastal Waterway on Monday. According to the Sheriff's Office, the preliminary autopsy results ruled the cause of death as drowning. No injuries or indications of foul play were found, however, the manner of death remains unclassified, the Sheriff's Office said. Investigators said Che Bii was walking in the downtown area of St. Augustine around Washington Street area at 5:35 a.m. Monday morning. Mulligan said the woman did not appear to have children and her family lived out of town, though they own property in St. Johns County.
Recap: 14 airplane crashes in area this year
Drone image of a plane down in St. Johns River near the Dames Point Bridge on Aug. 3, 2019JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The small plane that went down Sunday morning in a marsh along the Intracoastal Waterway near the Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine was the 14th airplane crash in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia this year. The two people in the Mooney M20J, a single-engine low wing aircraft, that went down Sunday were rescued by nearby boaters, according to St. Johns County Fire Rescue. Only three of this year's crashes resulted in fatalities. Here's a recap of the plane crashes in the News4Jax coverage area so far in 2019:Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.
Woman's body found in Intracoastal Waterway near St. Augustine Shores
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office is working to identify a woman whose body was found Monday morning in the Intracoastal Waterway. Deputies were called to the waterway near The Riverview Club by St. Augustine Shores around 8:30 a.m. St. John's County Fire Rescue launched a vessel into the water and found the body drifting in the waterway. The woman is described as a black female, with an age range in her late teens to late 20s. At this time, deputies have received no reports of missing persons, or significant events in the area that might help to identify the woman. Anyone with any information regarding a person who matches these descriptors is asked to contact the St. John's County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit.
A1A in Vilano Beach shut down after waves breach roadway
CRESCENT BEACH, Fla. - Ocean water breached A1A in Vilano Breach, leading deputies to block off the roadway early Wednesday afternoon, as Hurricane Dorian marched north off Florida's east coast. Officials are monitoring near the pier at St. Augustine Beach, making sure no one does anything foolish -- like getting in the water. St. Johns County bridges remain under limited accessAccess to St. Johns County's barrier islands remains restricted as the bridges to the islands remain under a condition of limited access. UNCUT: St. Johns County's Tuesday briefing ahead of Dorian |WATCH: St. Augustine Beach already seeing erosionCurfew for Zones A & B in St. Augustine, St. Augustine BeachStarting Tuesday night, a curfew will be in effect for Zones A and B in St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly until further notice. The St. Johns County Board of County Commission regular meeting and the special budget meeting scheduled Tuesday, September 3 have been canceled.
Florida cities build to fight rising seas
Delray Beach is joining other towns in the region that are developing plans to respond to the threat of rising seas, and it is finding that the defenses necessary are incredibly expensive. Earlier this year, an engineering firm delivered a report to the Delray Beach city commission that found that eliminating flooding in the city' most vulnerable neighborhoods would cost an estimated $378 million. "It will cost more than that for the state of Florida to ultimately build these defenses." There are also questions about how long South Florida can build its way out of this problem. Since receiving the report, Delray Beach says it has begun repairs to one pumping station and is developing plans to protect two more of its most flood-prone neighborhoods.
Deputies identify body found floating in Intracoastal Waterway
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - A body found Friday floating in the Intracoastal Waterway in St. Johns County has been identified as a 43-year-old man. Deputies said Clayton Paul Allen is believed to be a transient living in the county. Allen's death is still under investigation, but no signs of foul play have been found so far, deputies said. Allen's body was found Friday near North Griffin Shores Drive by a boater, who alerted a Customs and Border Protection boat in the area, according to the St. Johns County Sheriffs Office. Deputies said Allen's cause of death is pending toxicology results, which could take a month to come back from the lab.
4 rescued from boat burning in Intracoastal Waterway
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - Four boaters were rescued Wednesday afternoon after their cabin cruiser caught fire on the Intracoastal Waterway near Fort Matanzas. The boaters were picked up by a good Samaritan in another boat and taken to a boat ramp in Palm Coast. The fire was put out by the St. Johns County County Fire Department's marine unit. WATCH: 4 rescued from burning boat"Everybody on the beach was concerned and wanting to know," said Louis Joseph, one of those on Crescent Beach who saw the column of black smoke. Photo from Louis Joseph The fire could be seen by people at Crescent Beach.
JTB reopens after 2-car crash
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – JTB just after the Intracoastal Waterway bridge has reopened. Earlier, there was a crash involving two cars that flipped. Jax Beach Police told News4Jax there were minor injuries involved in this crash. Live,interactive map of Jacksonville traffic. | Stay with News4Jax for updates.