Coast Guard urges boaters to practice safe boating as temperatures rise

Coast Guard urges boaters to practice safe boating as temperatures rise
USCG File Photo NEW YORK – After a busy holiday weekend, the Coast Guard urges mariners to be well prepared before heading out on the water. As temperatures rise, extra diligence is required to assure that all safety precautions are followed that can increase your chances of survival. Several cases occurred over the past weekend that demonstrate the importance of safety equipment and procedures. Between...

Coast Guard crews assist disabled yacht near Orient Point, New York

Coast Guard crews assist disabled yacht near Orient Point, New York
NEW YORK – Coast Guard crewmembers from Station Montauk and Station New London assisted a boater in distress near Orient Point, New York, Thursday night. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Montauk) NEW YORK – Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Montauk and Coast Guard Station New London assisted a boater in distress near Orient Point, New York, Thursday night. At approximately 4:00 p.m. watchstanders...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue kayaker near Montville, Conn.

NEW YORK — The Coast Guard and other local agencies suspended the active search at sunset, Monday, for a overdue kayaker near Montville, Connecticut. Missing is Lyle Dagenias, 31, last seen wearing a dark sweatshirt and jeans. “Suspending a search is a difficult decision to make,” said Senior Chief Petty Officer John Colella, command duty officer of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound. “Our...

Coast Guard searching for overdue kayaker

Coast Guard searching for overdue kayaker
NEW YORK The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for an overdue kayaker along the Thanes River near Montville, Monday. Missing is Lyle Dagenias, 31, last seen wearing a dark sweatshirt and jeans. Dagenias left on an 11-foot crème and grey colored sit-on-top kayak Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound watchstanders received the report of an overdue kayaker at approximately 1:30 A.M.,...

Coast Guard conducts medevac near Race Rock, N.Y.

Coast Guard conducts medevac near Race Rock, N.Y.
NEW LONDON, Conn. — Coast Guard Station New London crewmembers medically evacuated a man near Race Rock in Southold, New York, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received notification at approximately 11:15 a.m., reporting a 56-year old diabetic man aboard a tug boat who had been vomiting for 24-hours and requested a medical evacuation. A Station New London 29-foot Response...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people from capsized catamaran near New London, Conn.

Coast Guard rescues 3 people from capsized catamaran near New London, Conn.
NEW YORK — A Coast Guard crew rescued three people from a capsized vessel near Bartlett Reef, Connecticut, Sunday. At approximately 4:30 p.m., Search and Rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a call from a crewmember aboard the motor vessel Mary Ellen reporting an 18-foot capsized catamaran with three people in the water near Bartlett Reef. An Urgent Marine...

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing swimmers near Wading River, New York

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing swimmers near Wading River, New York
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard suspended the search for two missing people in the water near Wading River, New York, Sunday. The 17-hour search was suspended after officials from the Suffolk County Police Department located two bodies matching the description of the missing males, two-miles west of the Wading River. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time,” said Capt....

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for missing swimmers near Wading River, New York

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for missing swimmers near Wading River, New York
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for two missing people in the water near Wading River, New York, Saturday. At approximately 3:30 p.m., watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a report of three males who slipped into the water while fishing on the rocks near Wading River. One male was able to grab a hold of a rock and pull himself onto the...

Coast Guard rescues woman from the water near Groton

Coast Guard rescues woman from the water near Groton
NEW LONDON, Conn. ­— A Coast Guard Station New London boatcrew rescued a woman in the water near Groton, Connecticut, Wednesday night. Station New London received a call just before 8:30 p.m., from New London Dispatch of a woman in the water near Groton on the Thames River. A boatcrew arrived on scene and safely rescued the woman from the water, transporting her to Station New London for medical...