Coast Guard medevacs distressed hiker from Lost Coast Trail

Coast Guard medevacs distressed hiker from Lost Coast Trail
USCG File Photo SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 29-year-old female hiker Thursday from the Lost Coast Trail approximately 45 miles south of Humboldt Bay. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders at approximately 11 a.m., reporting an activated Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) by a distressed hiker needing...

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 3 from sailboat 1,200 miles offshore

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 3 from sailboat 1,200 miles offshore
BOSTON – The U.S. Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of three people Saturday after a Swedish-flagged, 32-foot sailing boat became disabled and demasted 1,200 miles east of Cape Cod. An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) aboard the sailboat AELA alerted Coast Guard watchstanders to the distress. The watchstanders promptly directed Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, in North Carolina,...

Coast Guard urges boating safety common sense

Coast Guard urges boating safety common sense
Boston – The Coast Guard is reminding mariners Friday that as the air temperature is warming the water temperatures are still dangerously cold. With the rise in air temperature, the number of boaters, paddle craft users, and water enthusiasts taking to water activities also rises. Locally, water temperatures are still as low as 40 degrees. At this temperature, an average person who ends up in the...

Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues 2 boaters from life raft in the Silver Banks

Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues 2 boaters from life raft in the Silver Banks
The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen takes a photo with rescued boaters, Kirk Plender and John Boone following the rescue of the boaters from a life raft April 13, 2017.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued two boaters from a life raft Thursday morning, after the 62-foot sailing vessel, Ocean Quest, sank in the Silver...

Coast Guard medevacs man 50-miles off of Chincoteague, VA

Coast Guard medevacs man 50-miles off of Chincoteague, VA
A helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, hovers close to the Capt Nathan trawler 50 miles east of Chincoteague, Virginia, Sunday, March 26, 2017  (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured man 50 miles east of Chincoteague, Virginia, Sunday. Watchstanders at 5th District command center in Portsmouth...

Coast Guard medevacs man from grounded sailboat

Coast Guard medevacs man from grounded sailboat
A sailboat sits grounded on Mustang Island, about 5 miles south of Port Aransas, Texas, after the owner was medevaced for facial injuries Feb. 24, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Alexander. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard located and rescued an injured man after a mayday call was received from his grounded sailboat on Mustang Island, about 5 miles south...

Coast Guard suspends search for fishing vessel near St. George, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search for fishing vessel near St. George, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the crew of the fishing vessel Destination northwest of St. George, Alaska. Watchstanders from Coast Guard 17th District received an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon alert from F/V Destination early Saturday morning and deployed the Kodiak aircrews to commence the search. The aircrews located a debris field in the general...

Coast Guard searching for fishing vessel near St. George, Alaska

Coast Guard searching for fishing vessel near St. George, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane crew and two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews are responding to an electronic position indicating radio beacon alert from fishing vessel Destination approximately two miles northwest of St. George, Alaska, Saturday. Coast Guard 17th District watchstanders in Juneau received the alert this morning and launched the aircraft...

Coast Guard rescues Austrian boater from life raft in the Atlantic Ocean

Coast Guard rescues Austrian boater from life raft in the Atlantic Ocean
Austrian boater Wolfgang Sloma at Coast Guard Air Station Boriquen after he was rescued Sunday from a life raft in the Atlantic Ocean. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod rescued an Austrian boater Sunday from a life raft in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 120 nautical miles northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Rescued is Wolfgang...