Coast Guard rescues overdue kayaker near Albion Point

Coast Guard rescues overdue kayaker near Albion Point
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay cliff rescue training file photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker who was stranded during a fishing trip after his kayak began taking on water through a hole in the hull on the Albion River, Sunday. The...

Coast Guard crews locate two men after receiving distress DSC/PLB alerts

Coast Guard crews locate two men after receiving distress DSC/PLB alerts
Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo SAN PEDRO, Calif. — A Coast Guard helicopter and boat crew located and rescued two men in the vicinity of Anacapa Island, Wednesday evening. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders received a recorded distress digital selective calling alert (DSC) and an alert from a personal locator beacon (PLB) from...

Hope in the harbor – a kayaker’s fight for rescue

Hope in the harbor - a kayaker's fight for rescue
Gary Pierce, a Kayaker from Winthrop, Massachusetts, pauses for a photo after being interviewed about being rescued by the Coast Guard Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in Winthrop Massachusetts.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Andrew Barresi) By Petty Officer Andrew Barresi Pierce desperately dug his paddles into the choppy water. Stroke after stroke, he fought the October wind as the waves battered...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker in Cape May Inlet, NJ

Coast Guard rescues kayaker in Cape May Inlet, NJ
29-foot Response Boat-Small U.S. Coast Guard file photo PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard rescued a man after his kayak capsized in the vicinity of Cape May Inlet, New Jersey, Sunday. A commercial fisherman contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay’s Command Center in Philadelphia, via VHF-FM radio channel 16 at 10:57 a.m., and reported seeing a person in the water and a capsized...

Coast Guard locates missing kayaker in Everglades National Park

Coast Guard locates missing kayaker in Everglades National Park
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI—The Coast Guard and the National Park Service confirmed overdue 57-year-old kayaker safe in the Everglades National Park Tuesday. Missing was James Matthew Soltis, 57, a Lockport, Illinois resident. At approximately 9:50 a.m. the Coast Guard Air Station MH-65 Dolpin helicopter crew located a man fitting Soltis’ description...

Coast Guard rescues man from overturned kayak at Port of Valdez, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues man from overturned kayak at Port of Valdez, Alaska
USCG 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Station Valdez smallboat crew rescued a 50-year-old man from an overturned kayak near Valdez, Alaska, Sunday. The station Valdez boatcrew arrived on scene, brought the man aboard their 45-foot Response Boat-Medium and safely transported him to a nearby pier where local emergency medical services personnel were waiting. The...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in Rapid City, Michigan

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in Rapid City, Michigan
Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo. RAPID CITY, Mich. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing person after searching Lake Skegemog near Rapid City, Michigan and the surrounding area, Wednesday. An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City conducted a first light search for approximately two hours...

Coast Guard rescues 5 kayakers stranded on Jekyll Island, Ga.

Coast Guard rescues 5 kayakers stranded on Jekyll Island, Ga.
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued five kayakers Monday who were stranded on Jekyll Island, Ga. Coast Guard Station Brunswick watchstanders received a distress call at 2:06 p.m. via cell phone from one of the distressed kayakers stating two adults and three children were stranded...

Coast Guard assists 1 after kayak overturns near Kitty Hawk, NC

Coast Guard assists 1 after kayak overturns near Kitty Hawk, NC
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted one man after his kayak overturned near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Friday evening. An already-underway Coast Guard 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat crew from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet in Nags Head, North Carolina, heard a mayday call on VHF-FM channel 16 at...