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...

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,...

Kayaker rescued after multi-agency search off Hobucken, NC

Kayaker rescued after multi-agency search off Hobucken, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted in finding an overdue kayaker Sunday near Hobucken. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders were notified early Sunday morning that a 55-year-old kayaker had departed from Bear Creek ramp near Hobucken and was overdue his return time. A 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water crew from Coast Guard Station Hobucken and a HH-60J Jayhawk helicopter...

Coast Guard, Bodega Fire Department rescue 2 after kayaks capsized in Bodega Bay

Coast Guard, Bodega Fire Department rescue 2 after kayaks capsized in Bodega Bay
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and Bodega Fire Department rescued two people Sunday evening after three kayaks overturned in Bodega Bay. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center watchstanders received a cellphone call from a male clinging to the side of his kayak off of Doran Beach requesting assistance at 4:32 p.m. “It was challenging to communicate with him because he was distressed and...

Coast Guard rescues 3 stranded kayakers near Portsmouth Island, NC

Coast Guard rescues 3 stranded kayakers near Portsmouth Island, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued three kayakers that were stranded near near Portsmouth Island in the Pamlico Sound Friday morning. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a cell phone call from the kayakers at about 9:20 a.m. reporting they were stranded. A 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water crew launched from Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard seeking public’s help locating owner of kayak found near Maunalua Bay, Oahu

Coast Guard seeking public’s help locating owner of kayak found near Maunalua Bay, Oahu
An unmanned, adrift kayak found in Maunalua Bay, Oahu. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an unmanned, adrift kayak found in Maunalua Bay, Oahu, Sunday. The blue tandem kayak, labeled Cobra Tandem, was found approximately one mile offshore Aina Haina. Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the kayak is asked to contact the...

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...