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Dog rescued from hot car on beach

Dog rescued from hot car on beach

A Santa Rosa Sheriff deputy rescued a distressed dog from a hot car on Navarre Beach and arrested the dog’s owner Saturday. Brian Scott Hickey is charged with first degree misdemeanor of animal cruelty for the incident. According to the arrest report, a call was made advising that a dog had been left in a […]

Dear cats: Don’t come here!

Dear cats: Don’t come here!

It was another wonderful afternoon – just laying around in Dickie’s window, minding my business (and by business I mean napping). I love that window. Read the full article in the April 12 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online edition of Navarre Press for 30 […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 26

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 26

COAST GUARD RESCUES 13 FROM SINKING SHIP The Coast Guard responded Monday night after getting a call that a yacht was taking on water off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. The boat will be towed to shore. LAWSUIT AGAINST DEPUTY WHO SHOT UNARMED MAN SET TO BEGIN Opening statements are scheduled Tuesday in the federal lawsuit filed by 22-year-old […]

Four rescued from capsized sailboat in Gulf

Four rescued from capsized sailboat in Gulf

Four vacationers from Louisiana are praising the U.S. Coast Guard and Navarre Beach Fire Rescue personnel for their safe rescues after their sailboat capsized roughly one-half mile offshore in the Gulf of Mexico during rough weather. “They were super,” Dic k Briody, said, adding, “They did an awesome job.” Department Chief Mike Howard comforted Briody’s wife, Cindy, as […]

Rescue underway for boaters in Gulf

Rescue underway for boaters in Gulf

Navarre Beach Fire Department rescued two people from a capsized boat Tuesday afternoon, and first responders are trying to rescue two more from the same vessel. Coast Guard is on scene assisting the department, Chief Mike Howard said, adding that the boat capsized following a waterspout. Howard said rescuers are looking for a possible fifth person, […]

Coast Guard rescues 3 divers off Pensacola coast

Coast Guard rescues 3 divers off Pensacola coast

The Coast Guard reported it rescued three men who had become separated from their boat while diving off the coast of Pensacola. Officials said the rescue occurred Sunday morning about 13 miles from shore. Coast Guard Sector Mobile was notified Saturday night about three men in a 26-foot craft who were reported overdue from their fishing and diving […]

Loggerhead rescued at Navarre Pier

Loggerhead rescued at Navarre Pier

Navarre Beach Fishing Pier staff sprang into action June 1 after an angler inadvertently caught an adult Loggerhead sea turtle on a fishing line. Staff worked with rescuers to successfully free the turtle, which was released a short time later. “They did a great job,” Cathy Holmes, director of the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center said of the […]

Bald eagle rescued after shooting

Bald eagle rescued after shooting

Nancy Forester crossed “rescuing a bald eagle” off her bucket list last week. Forester, a volunteer docent with the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge (ECWR), frequently receives calls to rescue animals. Sometimes, she fosters them until they are well enough to go back into the wild. “This eagle is a dream rescue,” Forester said. According to Brittany […]

Louisiana officials say search and rescue still underway

Louisiana officials say search and rescue still underway

Officials from the Louisiana National Guard are not releasing the names of the servicemen involved in last night’s helicopter crash over Navarre Sound and are still calling the operation a search and rescue. At a press conference in Louisiana, Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis said the accident occurred Tuesday night when two Black Hawk helicopters were […]

First responder rescues man after boat capsizes

First responder rescues man after boat capsizes

The Navarre Beach Fire Department rescued a man Thursday afternoon when his sailboat capsized in Navarre Sound. Beachgoers said they saw the boat sailing around the Sound for the past week. Kevin Rudzki of Juana’s Pagodas on Navarre Beach noticed the 14-foot Sunfish capsize and immediately called in the “man overboard.” Firefighter and paramedic Corey Mayhew […]