Coast Guard, state, local agencies searching for 14-year-old swimmer missing in Ocean City

Coast Guard, state, local agencies searching for 14-year-old swimmer missing in Ocean City
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a 14-year-old boy who went missing in the water near 9th Street in Ocean City Sunday. The Ocean City Police Department alerted Coast Guard watchstanders to the missing boy shortly before 7 p.m., reporting the boy was swimming with friends when they were all swept out by a rip current. Everyone except for the 14-year-old...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from boat sinking 35 miles off Cape May

Coast Guard rescues 5 from boat sinking 35 miles off Cape May
CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued five people from a 34-foot center console boat taking on water about 35 miles east of Cape May Sunday. A person aboard the boat contacted Coast Guard watchstanders via VHF-FM radio at about noon and reported his boat was taking on water. A 45-foot Response Boat — Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 5 after boat fire near Indian River Inlet Bridge

Coast Guard rescues 5 after boat fire near Indian River Inlet Bridge
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — The Coast Guard rescued five people from a boat following an engine fire near the Indian River Inlet Bridge Sunday. A person aboard the 36-foot Sport Fisher, Outcast, used a VHF-FM radio to call watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday. The man reported an engine fire disabled the boat and they were in need of assistance. A...

Coast Guard participates in Operation Dry Water near Sand Key, Fla.

Coast Guard participates in Operation Dry Water near Sand Key, Fla.
SAND KEY, Fla. — Crewmembers at Coast Guard Station Sand Key conducted vessel safety boardings on the water in support of Operation Dry Water near Sand Key, Saturday. Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Peed, a boarding officer at Coast Guard Station Sand Key, Fla., assists Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Olsen with paperwork during a vessel boarding near Sand Key Saturday, June 28, 2014. Coast Guard photo...

Coast Guard aids 4 on disabled boat

Coast Guard aids 4 on disabled boat
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard aided four stranded people, including a 16 year-old boy, from a disabled 19-foot boat about 700 yards off Port Hueneme, Calif., Saturday night. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach Command Center personnel directed the master of the vessel to drop his anchor to avoid moving closer to shore, however, the operator no longer had an anchor after cutting it...

Coast Guard looking for possible missing person on Winthrop Beach, Mass.

Coast Guard looking for possible missing person on Winthrop Beach, Mass.
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is looking for a possible missing person on Winthrop Beach, Massachusetts, Sunday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Boston Command Center received notification from the Harbor Master at approximately 11:30 p.m. Saturday that a beach towel, purse, shoes and shorts were found on the beach at 7:00 p.m. A Coast Guard Station Point Allerton, Massachusetts, 25-foot response...

Coast Guard rescues 3, removes 3 drunk boaters during busy Saturday on the Great Lakes

Coast Guard rescues 3, removes 3 drunk boaters during busy Saturday on the Great Lakes
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two, assisted four, conducted a medevac and cited three boaters for boating under the influence during patrols throughout the Great Lakes region, Saturday. At about 11:40 a.m., Coast Guard Station Lorain, Ohio, responded to a sailing vessel with two people aboard taking on water near the mouth of the Black River. The rescue boat crew, aboard a 25-foot response...

Coast Guard assists two 16-year old kayakers off Doran Beach near Bodega Bay, Calif.

 Coast Guard assists two 16-year old kayakers off Doran Beach near Bodega Bay, Calif.
SAN FRANCISCO– The U.S. Coast Guard assisted two kayakers off of Doran Beach near Bodega Bay, Calif., Saturday morning. At approximately 9 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center received notification from a concerned citizen, who reported seeing two teenagers in an inflatable kayak. He reported that the two people paddled offshore of Doran Beach and then were no longer...

Coast Guard hoists distressed kayaker near Cascade Head, Oregon

Coast Guard hoists distressed kayaker near Cascade Head, Oregon
NEWPORT, Ore. — An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport rescued a male kayaker in the Pacific Ocean near Cascade Head, Oregon, Saturday morning. The Coast Guard aircrew was conducting a harbor patrol at 11:45 a.m., when they saw two kayakers, one capsized and in the water, struggling to regain control of his paddlecraft. Both kayakers were wearing survival gear, including dry suits, life...