Rhode Island Auxiliarist Arnie Geller wins boating safety educator award

Rhode Island Auxiliarist Arnie Geller wins boating safety educator award
Coast Guard Auxiliarists, Arnie Geller, of Warwick, Rhode Island has been named “Northern Region Educator of the Year” by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. U.S. Coast Guard photo. by Reid Oslin, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary BOSTON – One of New England’s busiest Coast Guard Auxiliarists, Arnie Geller of Warwick, Rhode Island, has another honor to add to his long list...

Response crews see an increase of arrests on Lake Washington during Seafair

Response crews see an increase of arrests on Lake Washington during Seafair
Petty Officer 2nd Drew Allen and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Kuehl perform field sobriety tests on a boater during Seattle’s Seafair, Aug. 5, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lara Davis) SEATTLE – Coast Guard personnel, working with local and state law enforcement agencies, saw an almost 70% increase in arrests on Lake Washington during the Seafair events this past...

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard ended its search for a person in the water after the man’s body was recovered in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report Tuesday from Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries of a missing person, Lawrence Guimont, matching the description of the reported person in the water. Guimont’s...

Coast Guard, local agencies end search for missing teens

Coast Guard, local agencies end search for missing teens
USCG FIle Photo CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and local response crews ended their search for two missing teenagers after divers recovered the bodies from Lake Ontario near Robert Wehle Park, Monday. At 12:45 p.m., divers from the New York State Police Underwater Recovery Team recovered two deceased males from under the water and confirmed they were the missing swimmers. At about 3:30 p.m. Sunday,...

Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary rescue 17 people from Lake St. Clair

Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary rescue 17 people from Lake St. Clair
USCG File Photo DETROIT — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 17 people during two separate cases on Lake St. Clair, Friday. Shortly before 7 p.m. local time, the Coast Guard Sector Detroit command center received a call, via VHF Marine Radio Channel 16, from the owner and operator of a 39-foot vessel with 15 people aboard stating that they were taking on water approximately four and one-half miles offshore...

Coast Guard continue search for missing person in Lake St. Clair

Coast Guard continue search for missing person in Lake St. Clair
A MH-65C Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit. File photo by Seaman Brooke Sauers DETROIT — Response personnel from the Coast Guard and local agencies continue their search for a man who fell into Lake St. Clair Friday evening. The Coast Guard Sector Detroit command center in Detroit received notification at about 8 p.m. local time of a 44-year-old male who fell off a 27-foot powerboat...

Coast Guard rescues 9 from overturned boat in the Cuyahoga River

Coast Guard rescues 9 from overturned boat in the Cuyahoga River
25-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo by PA3 Allyson E. Taylor. CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard rescued nine people from a capsized rowboat in the Cuyahoga River Saturday morning. At 9 a.m., the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor received a mayday call over marine radio emergency channel 16 from a man stating he was part of a group of rowers from a rowing school located on the river...

Coast Guard ends search for missing person near Cat Island

Coast Guard ends search for missing person near Cat Island
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has ended the search for a man missing near Cat Island, Mississippi, after his body was found Monday. A Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel located the body, and Mississippi Department of Marine Resources recovered it and transferred it to shore where a Mississippi Coroner positively identified the body as the missing person in the water. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver south of Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver south of Cameron, Louisiana
CAMERON, Louisiana — The Coast Guard suspended the search Sunday evening, for a diver that went missing Friday afternoon approximately 35 miles south of Cameron. Missing is Chet Cassell, a male in his mid 40s from Alexandria. Approximately 1,860 square miles have been searched over two days, including 14 aircraft searches and 11 surface searches. Air assets involved in the search included a Coast...