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...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from downed aircraft on Unalaska Island, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 2 from downed aircraft on Unalaska Island, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued two people from a helicopter that crashed near the Dutch Harbor Airport on Unalaska Island Friday afternoon. Watchstanders at the 17th Coast Guard District Command Center received a 406 megahertz personal locator beacon activation from a R22 Robinson helicopter. The beacon was plotted in a position approximately nine miles south-southwest of the Dutch...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sunken jet boat in Berners Bay northwest of Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sunken jet boat in Berners Bay northwest of Juneau, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk crew rescued three people from a sunken jet boat on the Lace River near Berners Bay approximately 36 miles northwest of Juneau Thursday night. The aircrew hoisted a woman and two men and transported them to awaiting emergency medical personnel on shore in Juneau. Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center watchstanders received...

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer near Golden Gate Bridge

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer near Golden Gate Bridge
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard crews rescued a kite surfer after his personal locator beacon was activated near the Golden Gate Bridge Saturday at approximately 5:20 p.m. Coast Guard 11th District watchstanders received notification of the PLB alert and Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center watchstanders issued a radio broadcast alerting mariners in the area of the distress at approximately...

Coast Guard stresses importance of carrying life-saving emergency distress equipment

Coast Guard stresses importance of carrying life-saving emergency distress equipment
CLEVELAND — As National Safe Boating Week continues, the Coast Guard is reminding boaters of the importance of carrying life-saving emergency distress equipment. While many boaters rely on cell phones for emergency communications on the water, personal locator beacons are much more reliable in the marine environment. The Coast Guard highly recommends all mariners equip their boats with Emergency...

Coast Guard rescues 2 adventurers stranded in Bering Strait near Little Diomede, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 2 adventurers stranded in Bering Strait near Little Diomede, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews rescued two men who were stranded while traveling from Wales, Alaska, to Little Diomede, Alaska, Thursday. Two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews and a HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew from Kodiak arrived on scene. One of the Jayhawk crews hoisted the men and transported them to Nome, Alaska. Coast Guard District 17 watchstanders received a report...

Coast Guard: Think ice safety this Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Coast Guard: Think ice safety this Black Friday, Cyber Monday
BALTIMORE – Crewmembers at ANT Baltimore carry PEPIRBs while servicing aids throughout the upper Chesapeake Bay. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Brazzell. CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is reminding people to remember their favorite outdoor enthusiast’s safety while shopping this holiday season. Lifesaving safety gear may not be the first thing gift givers think of when...

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel off Farallon Islands

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel off Farallon Islands
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard responded to a capsized vessel approximately 24 miles off San Francisco Saturday morning. At approximately 10 a.m., Coast Guard 11th District watchstanders received a personal locator beacon activation in the vicinity of the Farallon Islands. An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco and a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Golden Gate were launched...

Coast Guard rescues 5 people from sinking sailboat off the coast of Monterey

Coast Guard rescues 5 people from sinking sailboat off the coast of Monterey
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued five people from a sinking 65-foot sailing vessel approximately 120 miles off the Monterey coast, Saturday. At approximately 8 a.m. Saturday, the 11th Coast Guard District Command Center received a distress signal from a personal locator beacon. A C17 transport aircraft under Oakland Center Control, flying at approximately 5,000 feet, visually identified...