Coast Guard rescues two people stranded on island in Columbia River, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues two people stranded on island in Columbia River, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued two people stranded on Wallace Island in the Columbia River, Sunday. With the boat secured on the island, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria in Warrenton safely transported the 20-year-old female and 29-year-old male to Westport, where one of their vehicles was parked. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia...

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue distressed woman near Kismet Beach

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue distressed woman near Kismet Beach
NEW YORK — A Coast Guard Station Fire Island boatcrew rescued a woman in distress near Kismet Beach, New York, Monday. At approximately 2:00 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received report, from Suffolk County Dispatch, of a woman who entered the water near Kismet Beach and was in distress. Good Samaritans on the beach lost sight of the woman due to dense fog in the area...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater 17 miles southwest of Steinhatchee, Fla.

Coast Guard searching for missing boater 17 miles southwest of Steinhatchee, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 54-year-old man in the water 17 miles southwest of Steinhatchee, Florida, Monday. Missing is Edward Viola, 54, from Steinhatchee. At 9:46 a.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call from a the Sea Hag Marina in Steinhatchee, reporting a Good Samaritan had located and recovered a woman from the water approximately...

Coast Guard suspends search after family locates body of missing man in San Luis Pass

Coast Guard suspends search after family locates body of missing man in San Luis Pass
HOUSTON — Coast Guard, Jamaica Beach Marine Division, Galveston Beach Patrol and Galveston County Sheriff’s have suspended the search for a missing man in San Luis Pass, between Freeport and Galveston. A family member of the missing man called Coast Guard search coordinators at 8:05 a.m. Monday, reporting she and other family members found his body in the water by the shore, near where he went...

Coast Guard responds to false alarm sent by expired beacon in Rhode Island

Coast Guard responds to false alarm sent by expired beacon in Rhode Island
This photo illustration represents how important it is to carry an emergency position indicating radio beacon on board your boat.(Photo and photo illustration by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin) BOSTON – The Coast Guard and partner agencies searched Mt. Hope Bay in Rhode Island Sunday, after receiving a distress signal from an improperly disposed of Electronic Position-Indicating Radio Beacon. At...

Off-duty Coast Guardsman rescues 2 children from surf near Siuslaw River, Oregon

Off-duty Coast Guardsman rescues 2 children from surf near Siuslaw River, Oregon
Fireman Dana Gagliardi. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Siuslaw River. FLORENCE, Ore. — An off-duty Coast Guardsman rescued two boys after they were swept out by the tide near the Siuslaw River North Jetty, Saturday. Fireman Dana Gagliardi, a member of Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River, returned the boys to their parents on shore and stood by until they were transferred to emergency...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to cruise ship grounding in Boston Harbor

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to cruise ship grounding in Boston Harbor
BOSTON – The Coast Guard along with partner agencies responded to the grounding of the Majesty, a 113-foot Boston Harbor Cruise Ship, with 152 people aboard Saturday night. At approximately 7 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Boston received notification that the Majesty had run aground near Georges Island in Boston Harbor. No injuries, damage to the boat, or pollution have been reported. Crews from Coast...

Coast Guard, local agency partners rescue 2 hikers in Lincoln City, Ore.

Coast Guard, local agency partners rescue 2 hikers in Lincoln City, Ore.
NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew and local agency personnel rescued two 14-year-old males from a cliff north of Roads End State Park in Lincoln City, Saturday. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, from Air Station North Bend and forward deployed to Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, hoisted the hikers and transported them to local agency partners on the nearby beach. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard seeking public’s help locating owner of kayak found near Hawaii Kai, Oahu

Coast Guard seeking public's help locating owner of kayak found near Hawaii Kai, Oahu
Kayak photo courtesy vessel Sea Fox. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in identifying the owner of an unmanned, adrift kayak found in the vicinity of Hawaii Kai, Oahu, Saturday. The two-person kayak is yellow with no markings, paddles or equipment onboard. Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the kayak is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu...