Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Boater

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A boater was medevaced after the 17-foot vessel he was traveling in collided with the Rt. 90 bridge in Ocean City, Md., this evening. A 25-year-old man suffering lacerations to his knee was medevaced by a rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Ocean City and transferred to EMS personnel onshore. The injured man was flown to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md., for treatment. ...

Coast Guard Repatriates 18, Detains 5

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sapelo repatriated 18 Dominican migrants yesterday to La Romana, Dominican Republic, following an at-sea interdiction Thursday. Five male migrants were identified through the use of biometrics (digital fingerprints and photographs) as having a history of illegal immigration or criminal activity in the United States or a U.S. territory....

Coast Guard Medevacs Man with Heart Attack Symptoms

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A man working onboard an Army Corps of Engineers barge near Cape Charles, Va., was medevaced by the Coast Guard after suffering symptoms of a heart attack this morning. A Coast Guard rescue crew from Station Cape Charles responded to medevac request from the Army Corps of Engineers barge McFarland after a 55-year-old crewman began suffering the symptoms of a heart attack. Station...

Crew of Overdue Fishing Boat Found

KODIAK, Alaska – Four people reported overdue from a fishing trip Friday were found safe in a life raft about 17 miles south west of Halibut Bay in Shelikof Strait.The 48 year old man, his 18 year old son and daughter and his 15 year old niece were located in their life raft by the NOAA research vessel Sea Storm at 10:30 a.m. All four were cold but reportedly in good condition when rescued. They...

Kodiak Coast Guard Searching for Overdue Fishing Boat

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard is searching the Shelikof Strait for a fishing boat reported 24 hours overdue this afternoon. At 3 p.m., the fishing vessel Magnum and its crew were reported overdue to the Coast Guard by concerned family members. The 56-foot seiner was scheduled to travel from Wide Bay and arrive in Kodiak Harbor Thursday afternoon. An HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and a HC-130 Hercules...

Coast Guard suspends search for two in Lake Erie

POINT MOUILLE, Mich. — The Coast Guard suspended the search for two male fishermen believed missing at approximately 9:20 p.m. today. The Coast Guard searched for 57-year-old male Rick Donley of Dearborn Heights, Mich. and another fisherman Lewis Styes of Belleville, Mich. after they did not return Wednesday. The Coast Guard coordinated with multiple agencies to attempt to locate the two males...

Navigation aid replaced near Quillayute River

LA PUSH, Wash. – A Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria lowers a new aid to navigation structure to the south jetty near the mouth of the Quillayute River. The 20-foot tall structure replaced a previous seasonal buoy and is designed to tolerate rough seas and waterborne debris. The light helps mariners safely navigate near the sometimes treacherous river bar. Official...

Cold Water Immersion: The Shocking Reality

by Jeffrey Pollinger Think you’re a good swimmer? It may not matter if you suddenly and unexpectedly end up in the frigid coastal and inland waters of the Pacific Northwest. Every year, dozens of swimmers and boaters drown in lakes, rivers and coastal waters in the Pacific Northwest. But it may surprise you that many victims don’t die as a result of poor swimming skills or the effects of...

Coast Guard Rescues Two near Bayfield, Wisconsin

BAYFIELD, Wis. — The Coast Guard rescued two male canoeists after their boat capsized at approximately 4:00 p.m. today. Coast Guard Station Bayfield received notification after a good samaritan witnessed the two men capsize their canoe. The good samaritan walked into the nearby ranger station, then the park service relayed the information to the Coast Guard. After approximately thirty minutes,...