Kayakers, take heed: Do not attempt to cross the Pass

On Thursday, April 28 at 3:16 p.m. the Boca Grande Fire Department responded to the waters around Belcher Road, as a caller reported seeing three kayakers in distress approximately 1/2 mile off shore. When the Department responded, they found the three kayakers being pulled out into the Gulf by the current, but they were doing […]

High fire danger punctuated by several incidents around the area

This time of year in Southwest Florida often leads to fire hazard warnings, particularly when the breeze is blowing and there is nary a cloud in the sky. Notifications have been issued for Southwest Florida by FEMA in the last few weeks, and several incidents around Cape Haze Peninsula have led to homes getting too […]

New fire boat provides state-of-the-art technology to save more lives

The new boat is a 9M Interceptor with an aluminum hull and a ¾ enclosed cabin. She is powered by twin Mercury Motors, has a fire pump that delivers over 500 gallons per minute of water, front and rear deck guns and dive doors.

All manner of calls come in for BGFD and EMS these past few days

It’s been a busy time lately for the Boca Grande Fire Department and Lee County EMS, as they’ve responded to a plethora of calls that involve everything from falls to elevator rescues, downed power lines to brush fires and more. Here are some highlights from the last few days.

Vandals hit local beaches, bike path with wanton destruction

Residents and visitors are asked to keep their eyes open for signs of unusual activity – particularly at night  – as it appears that vandals are afoot in Boca Grande. According to a resident near Sea Grape beach, the series of destructive acts started on Monday, Feb. 28. That morning they realized that all of […]

Man sentenced in Hudson’s counterfeiting incident

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office announced this week that a man who was arrested at Hudson’s Grocery on May 18 of last year was sentenced to 36 months in prison for making counterfeit money.

Flipped truck, water rescue call and a towel on fire top the lists this week for Boca Grande Fire Department

The Boca Grande Fire Department responded to numerous calls this week, including multiple alarm calls and ambulance calls. The highlights, though, are as follows: On Friday, Dec. 31 the fire department responded to a call of a kayak flipped over with two adults and two children in the water. While they were all wearing life […]

Drivers, please drive the ‘right’ way on the street behind the post office

The following is a message from Lt. Jeff Corkhill, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Boca Grande substation.  The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Function here in Boca Grande would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Your local sheriff’s deputies are working diligently to keep our local streets open […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Text to 911 goes live and operational for all residents and visitors of Lee County

To the Editor: The Lee Board of County Commissioners and Lee County Sheriff’s Office today announced that county residents and visitors now can send a text to 911 in an emergency. Placing a voice call to 911 remains the most effective method for requesting emergency assistance. Text to 911 should only be used when the […]

Boca Grande Fire Department responds to drowning

Just before midnight on Sunday, Sept. 26 the Boca Grande Fire Department received a call of a person who had drowned near the Boca Grande Causeway, in the area of the trestle sandbar. Charlotte County Fire and the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office responded as well. They met with the victim and two other occupants who […]