Coast Guard, locals rescue stranded hiker 5 miles north of Lincoln City

Coast Guard, locals rescue stranded hiker 5 miles north of Lincoln City
NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew and local agency partners rescued a stranded hiker from an isolated beach cove at God’s Thumb, 5 miles north of Lincoln City, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria in Warrenton, covering for Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, hoisted the 30-year-old man and transferred him in good condition to emergency medical...

Ice Rescue Training on Lake Champlain

Ice Rescue Training on Lake Champlain
A Coast Guard Station Burlington ice rescue team trains using a cold water rescue sling, January 11, 2017, in Burlington Vermont.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi Burlington, VT – The bulky figures spread out, testing and inspecting the strength of the ice. Carrying long staffs, they poked the solid water seeking...

Coast Guard aircrew hoists man from fishing boat 25 miles off Cape Ann, MA

Coast Guard aircrew hoists man from fishing boat 25 miles off Cape Ann, MA
BOSTON — A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod hoisted a man Saturday from the fishing boat Golden Girl while 25 miles southeast of Cape Ann. The captain of Golden Girl contacted Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders Saturday morning and reported a crewman aboard severely injured his hand and needed medical attention. The aircrew launched and arrived on scene at about 12:20 p.m....

Coast Guard hoists injured crewmember from vessel 15 miles west of Columbia River

Coast Guard hoists injured crewmember from vessel 15 miles west of Columbia River
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard hoisted an injured crewmember off a motor vessel 15 miles west of the entrance to the Columbia River, Friday morning.The injured crewmember, a 60-year-old male, is in stable condition and reportedly lost sight in his left eye Tuesday, and will be treated by a physician.Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 13th District Command Center in Seattle received an Automated...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship 52 miles east of Savannah

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship 52 miles east of Savannah
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 72-year-old woman Saturday from the cruise ship Carnival Pride 52 miles east of Savannah, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watch standers were notified at 11:56 a.m. of a woman who was experiencing symptoms of pneumonia and was not reacting to treatment. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah medevaced...

Coast Guard medevacs man with injured leg off ship in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard medevacs man with injured leg off ship in Gulf of Mexico
HOUSTON — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a man after he was struck by a piece of machinery and suffered a deep laceration and possible fracture on his leg while aboard a cargo ship about 15 miles east of Galveston early Friday morning. The crew of the roll-on roll-off cargo ship Torino contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders at 4:49 a.m., reporting a 38-year-old man...

Coast Guard seeking public’s help in finding false-mayday caller near mouth of Columbia River

Coast Guard seeking public's help in finding false-mayday caller near mouth of Columbia River
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in finding someone who has made repeated false mayday calls to the Coast Guard in the past 7 months in the vicinity of the Columbia River entrance. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center personnel has received 22 false mayday calls since April, and they are believed to be made by the same person. “False maydays waste...

Coast Guard and locals save 6 from sinking boat off New Bedford, Mass.

Coast Guard and locals save 6 from sinking boat off New Bedford, Mass.
BOSTON — The Coast Guard and local responders rescued six people Sunday from a 72-foot scallop boat sinking five miles off New Bedford. A person aboard the scallop boat, Captain Jeff, used a VHF radio at 9:30 a.m. to hail watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, in Woods Hole, and report their boat was taking on water. A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard assists tug and barge past fast-moving ebb tide near Westport, Wash.

Coast Guard assists tug and barge past fast-moving ebb tide near Westport, Wash.
WESTPORT, Wash. — A Coast Guard boatcrew assisted a tug and barge past fast-moving ebb tide conditions near West Haven Marina preventing a barge from running aground, Thursday evening. A boatcrew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor towed while the tug pushed the barge to safety within the West Haven Marina. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in...