Coast Guard, San Francisco FD rescue 2 swimmers near China Beach

Coast Guard, San Francisco FD rescue 2 swimmers near China Beach
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); San Francisco Fire Department members aboard a jet ski assist a distressed swimmer near China Beach, May 20, 2017. The jet ski delivered the swimmer to a Coast Guard Station Golden Gate 47-foot Motor Lifeboat (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Garrett Henderson.) SAUSALITO, Calif. — Coast...

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 warns Great Lakes water enthusiasts of risk of hypothermia

Coast Guard warns Great Lakes water enthusiasts of risk of hypothermia
Cleveland – The Coast Guard is warning water enthusiasts that warmer temperatures predicted for this weekend could pose safety concerns as water temperatures continue to fall. Air temperatures are predicted to be around 53 degrees while water temperatures will continue to hover around a frigid 40 degrees. “Warm air temperatures can create a false sense of security for boaters,” said...

2-year anniversary of Lake Erie drownings prompts Coast Guard safety reminder

2-year anniversary of Lake Erie drownings prompts Coast Guard safety reminder
This chart of the Great Lakes shows how cold lake temperatures remain, despite recent warm weather. Chart courtesy of NOAA CLEVELAND — On the two-year anniversary of a tragic boating accident near Sandusky, Ohio, the U.S. Coast Guard is reminding Great Lakes boaters who may be thinking about venturing out on the area’s lakes and rivers to consider that the water remains dangerously cold despite...

Coast Guard urges caution on ice, water as warmer temperatures approach

Coast Guard urges caution on ice, water as warmer temperatures approach
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard is warning that warmer temperatures predicted for this weekend could pose safety concerns on area waterways that have become frozen during the recent cold wave. Rising temperatures may cause recently frozen waters to further melt and become weak. Ice is unpredictable and the thickness can vary, even in small areas. Water currents, particularly around narrow...

Hypothermia poses serious danger even during warmer winters

Hypothermia poses serious danger even during warmer winters
LOS ANGELES — Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach reminds boaters to take extra precautions on and around the waterthe air and water temperatures get colder during the winter months. While Southern California typically experiences mild winters, it is important for boaters, paddlers, surfers, fishermen and anyone planning to be out on the water to carry extra gear to protect them from colder...

Spring officially here, boaters urged to use caution

Spring officially here, boaters urged to use caution
BOSTON — As air temperatures  get warmer, more and more recreational boaters are taking to the water and the Coast Guard cautions boaters not to be fooled by the warmer air temperatures; the water is still cold, very cold. Every year the Coast Guard responds to cold water accidents resulting in the untimely deaths of unsuspecting boaters. The sudden immersion in cold water can result in hypothermia...

Don’t be fooled by warmer weather, the water is still cold

Don’t be fooled by warmer weather, the water is still cold
As air temperatures around the area get warmer more and more recreational boaters are taking to the water. The Coast Guard cautions boaters not to be fooled by the warmer air temperatures; the water is still cold, very cold. Every year the Coast Guard responds to cold water accidents resulting in the untimely deaths of unsuspecting boaters. The sudden immersion in cold water can result in hypothermia...

Coast Guard advises mariners of cold weather hazards – with video

BOSTON – As a severe cold spell hits New England, the Coast Guard advises mariners to be especially vigilant while out on the water. With extreme cold air and water temperatures there is a high risk of hypothermia, especially if suddenly immersed in the water without the proper safety equipment.