Coast Guard searching for missing person in St. Joseph Bay

Coast Guard searching for missing person in St. Joseph Bay
US NAvy MH-60S File photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary DiPadova NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing person in St. Joseph Bay in Panama City, Florida, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at 9:04 a.m. of an unmanned, yellow Tribe Perception kayak found adrift in St. Joseph Bay with fishing gear and food on board. No one...

Coast Guard medevacs kayaker who capsized off Cape Cod

Coast Guard medevacs kayaker who capsized off Cape Cod
USCG File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard found a missing kayaker Tuesday after an unmanned kayak was found in the water near Cuttyhunk Island. A good Samaritan contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England at about 8 a.m. and reported that an unmanned and adrift 12-foot yellow kayak was found with a wallet and cell phone aboard. A 29-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard ends active search for overdue kayakers in Western Lake Erie

Coast Guard ends active search for overdue kayakers in Western Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard has ended its active search Wednesday morning in Lorain, Ohio, for two overdue kayakers who were expected back Tuesday night and did not return. Missing is Nicole Launert, 27, and Mike Smith, 30. The search was ended after a reporter found the two missing kayaks neatly stowed approximately 100 feet from Grumpy’s Bait and Tackle boat launch in the woods Wednesday...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Dauphin Island

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Dauphin Island
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a call from a mariner at 10:48 a.m. reporting a green kayak with personal effects aboard in view of Dauphin Island parkway. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew at 11:03 a.m. and a Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 72-year-old man from water Potomac River

Coast Guard rescues 72-year-old man from water Potomac River
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued a 72-year-old man from the water Friday after his kayak capsized in the Potomac River near the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge. A boatcrew aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small II from Coast Guard Station Washington was underway when they were flagged down by a good Samaritan who notified them of an elderly man in a capsized kayak. The RBS-II boatcrew diverted and recovered...

Throwing caution to the wind, a kayaker shares how she nearly drowned in Cape Cod Bay

Throwing caution to the wind, a kayaker shares how she nearly drowned in Cape Cod Bay
Pam Gregory and Karla Beckert look out to Cape Cod Bay, Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from a beach in North Truro, Massachussets. The pair are reminiscing about a kayaking trip they took on the same bay nearly a decade ago that nearly ended in tragedy. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham. Karla Beckert grew up enjoying summer vacations on Cape Cod with her family. She would spend...

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 rescues 66-year-old Maine kayaker

Coast Guard rescues 66-year-old Maine kayaker
USCG File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued a 66-year-old man Sunday after his kayak overturned near Baileys Mistake, Maine. The man radioed Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders on VHF ch. 16 at about 4:20 p.m. stating he was uncertain of his location and was unable to get back into his 17-foot kayak. A 29-foot response boat small boat crew from Coast Guard Station Eastport...

Coast Guard reminds boaters of the importance in securing vessels

Coast Guard reminds boaters of the importance in securing vessels
Coast Guard searched for possible missing person in the water near Abalone Cove. It was later found that the kayak broke loose. U.S. Coast Guard photo. SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach reminds the boating public of the importance in maintaining diligence in the safe keeping of personal vessels during foul weather. A recent incident off the coast of Abalone Cove involving...