Coast Guard firearms instructor uses sharp eye, soft hand to train maritime law enforcers

Coast Guard firearms instructor uses sharp eye, soft hand to train maritime law enforcers
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Cassandra Kintzley, works to qualify Coast Guard members in weapons handling.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham. Story and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham As the last bullets pierced the paper target, Cassandra Kintzley’s tight eyes eased, allowing her face to fall into a smile. She raised her arms and gently applauded. The...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman off Hampton Harbor, NH

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman off Hampton Harbor, NH
USCG File Photo BOSTON — A Coast Guard Station Merrimack River boat crew medevaced a fisherman Friday evening, 6 miles east of Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire. A crewmember aboard the fishing boat Patricia Lynn radioed the Coast Guard for assistance at around 6:45 p.m., stating another crewmember was experiencing symptoms characteristic of a heart attack. A Coast Guard Station Merrimack River 29-foot...

Coast Guard, local authorities searching for missing boater from Essex

Coast Guard, local authorities searching for missing boater from Essex
This is a photo of missing Ted Gulvemond on his 21-foot Donzi in Essex Bay, Massachusetts, Aug. 3, 2017.  BOSTON — The Coast Guard and local authorities are searching for 61-year-old Ted Gulvemond Thursday after he went out on his 21-foot Donzi boat off Essex Bay. His wife called Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders at about 11 p.m. Wednesday reporting her husband left the dock at about 7 p.m....

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Salisbury Beach

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Salisbury Beach
BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended the search Wednesday at 7:19 a.m., for a boater that went missing Tuesday off Salisbury Beach. The search was suspended following a first light search conducted by a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Merrimack River and a rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod. Approximately 67 miles of track line was searched in a 14 square...

Coast Guard, partner agencies save 1, search for another off Salisbury, MA

Coast Guard, partner agencies save 1, search for another off Salisbury, MA
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo BOSTON — Crews from Coast Guard Station Merrimack River and Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod along with local agencies saved one person and are searching for another Tuesday evening off of Salisbury Beach. At approximately 5:40 p.m. the Salisbury Police Department notified Coast Guard watchstanders of two people in the water near a capsized boat. A Coast...

Coast Guard searching after unmanned kayak found on rocks near Merrimack River

Coast Guard searching after unmanned kayak found on rocks near Merrimack River
An unmanned, unlabeled kayak is on the north jetty at the entrance to the Merrimack River, in Massachusetts, Sunday, May 28, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. BOSTON — The Coast Guard and Salisbury Police Department launched a search Sunday morning for a possible missing kayaker after an unmanned, unlabeled kayak was found at about 6:30 a.m. on the north jetty at the entrance to the Merrimack River. A...

Coast Guard suspends search for a possible missing person near Black Rock Creek

Coast Guard suspends search for a possible missing person near Black Rock Creek
USCG MH-60 File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended its search Wednesday for a possible missing person in the vicinity of Black Rock Creek near the Merrimack River, in Newburyport. The Salisbury Police Department reported to Coast Guard watchstanders at midnight that someone reported hearing a call for help. The police also reported hearing the cries from shore. A Coast Guard Station Merrimack...

Coast Guard, local search for a possible missing person near Black Rock Creek

Coast Guard, local search for a possible missing person near Black Rock Creek
USCG File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard and local police are searching for a possible missing person Wednesday in Black Rock Creek, near the entrance of the Merrimack River, Newburyport. The Salisbury Police Department reported to Coast Guard watchstanders at midnight of someone hearing a call for help. The police also reported hearing the cries from shore. A 29-foot response boat crew from Coast...

Coast Guard, locals help fishermen, dog after boat takes on water

Coast Guard, locals help fishermen, dog after boat takes on water
USCG MH-60 File Photo BOSTON – The Coast Guard and Hampton Fire Rescue helped two people and a dog to shore Saturday after their boat started taking on water about three miles east of Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire. A man aboard the fishing boat Patricia Lynn II used a VHF radio to contact watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The man reported the Patricia...