Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in the water near Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in the water near Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search for Richard Pratt, a missing 80-year-old sailor, Friday at 1:48 p.m. pending any further developments. At around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Coast Guard watchstanders were notified of an unmanned sailboat belonging to Pratt, which had run aground near Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The 33-foot sailboat had sails up, but...

Coast Guard, partner agency medevac injured woman from New Hampshire island

Coast Guard, partner agency medevac injured woman from New Hampshire island
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard and two first responders transported a 21-year-old woman Thursday night from Star Island, New Hampshire after she fell and hit her head. Rockingham and New Hampshire state dispatch called Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor at about midnight reporting a woman fell and suffered from a head and neck injury. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat...

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...

An invisible danger: New England waters remain cold into spring

An invisible danger: New England waters remain cold into spring
Petty Officer 3rd Class Perry Derrenbacher, a crewmember at Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor, New Hampshire. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) By: Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi Timothy Bare clung to the inside of his capsized kayak as the 43-degree water soaked through his clothing. As his core body temperature dropped, his natural reflexes kicked in,...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker from cold water of Piscataqua River

Coast Guard rescues kayaker from cold water of Piscataqua River
BOSTON — A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor rescued a kayaker Thursday afternoon near Wood Island at the mouth of the Piscataqua River after he capsized in the 43-degree water. Coast Guard watchstanders learned of the overturned kayak at 12:10 p.m. from a good Samaritan who saw the kayak from land. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Station Portsmouth Harbor was underway at...

Coast Guard saves 2 people from sinking boat off the coast of Maine

Coast Guard saves 2 people from sinking boat off the coast of Maine
The lobster boat Miss Mae & Son sinks off the coast of York, Maine Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Jacob Ochoa) BOSTON— The Coast Guard rescued two people off their sinking vessel Friday, about 17 miles off shore from York, Maine. At around 3:15 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a MAYDAY call on VHF-CH. 16 from a crew member reporting their 45-foot...

Coast Guard transfers injured man from Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire

Coast Guard transfers injured man from Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire
The 47-foot boat crew from Station Portsmouth Harbor assists the injured man off their boat to awaiting Emergency Medical Services on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Keegan) BOSTON — The Coast Guard transferred a 70-year old injured man Wednesday from Star Island, New Hampshire after he suffered a hand injury while on his sailboat. At about 5:07...

Coast Guard suspends search for possible missing paddle boarder near Rye Harbor, N.H.

Coast Guard suspends search for possible missing paddle boarder near Rye Harbor, N.H.
BOSTON — After an HC-144 Casa airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod conducted a first light search Friday morning, the Coast Guard suspended its search for a possible person in the water near Rye Harbor, N.H. Coast Guard crews along with local agencies searched for a possible missing paddle boarder Thursday night, north of Rye Harbor, New Hampshire. After searching for  nearly five...

Coast Guard, local agencies search for possible missing paddle boarder near Rye Harbor, NH

Coast Guard, local agencies search for possible missing paddle boarder near Rye Harbor, NH
BOSTON — Coast Guard crews along with local agencies were searching for a possible missing paddle boarder Thursday night, north of Rye Harbor, New Hampshire. At approximately 8:09 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders were notified by the Rockingham Sheriff’s Department of a female paddle boarder in apparent distress. A 29-foot rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Portsmouth...