U.S. Coast Guardsmen assigned to a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium based at Coast Guard Station Islamorada pull a man toward the boat during a rescue near Key Largo, Florida, Feb. 21, 2019.
U.S. Coast Guardsmen assigned to a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium based at Coast Guard Station Islamorada pull a man toward the boat during a rescue near Key Largo, Florida, Feb. 21, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Coast Guardsmen assigned to a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium based at Coast Guard Station Islamorada pull a man toward the boat during a rescue near Key Largo, Florida, Feb. 21, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard

Gwen Filosa covers Key West and the Lower Florida Keys for FLKeysNews.com and the Miami Herald and lives in Key West. She was part of the staff at the New Orleans Times-Picayune that in 2005 won two Pulitzer Prizes for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. She graduated from Indiana University.