Coast Guard rescues 2 people from the water near Fancy Bluff Creek

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from the water near Fancy Bluff Creek
Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two people from the water Saturday after their canoe capsized near Fancy Bluff Creek, Georgia. At 1:48 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified by Station Brunswick of a capsized 14-foot canoe with two people on board. A Coast Guard Station Brunswick 29-foot Response...

Coast Guard assists crews of capsized canoe and catamaran off Maui

Coast Guard assists crews of capsized canoe and catamaran off Maui
A Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat Medium crew responds to a capsized Catamaran off Maui, Sept. 6, 2018. The RB-M was able to recover the crew and transport them back to Lahaina, Maui. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jake Schlereth) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard assisted the crew of a capsized canoe a mile off Keawakapu Beach, Maui, Thursday night. A Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot...

Coast Guard asks boaters to label, properly secure kayaks, canoes, paddleboards

Coast Guard asks boaters to label, properly secure kayaks, canoes, paddleboards
Through the Operation Paddle Smart Program, the Coast Guard offers a free, weatherproof and reflective, self-adhesive “If Found” decal to be placed in a visible location on small, human-powered (unregistered) watercraft. BOSTON — The Coast Guard is asking the public to label their kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards with their name and phone number after an influx of cases this summer...

Coast Guard rescues man after canoe overturns near Sanibel Causeway

Coast Guard rescues man after canoe overturns near Sanibel Causeway
29-foot Response Boat-Small U.S. Coast Guard file photo FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a man from the water after his canoe overturned near Sanibel Causeway, Saturday. Rescued was Stephen Bivona. At 12:05 a.m. Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach received a Maritime Emergency Response Team activation for an overturned kayak with a person in the water. After swimming to land, Dean...

Coast Guard, local agencies search for a possible person in the water

Coast Guard, local agencies search for a possible person in the water
The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water near St. Louis, September 23, 2017. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water near St. Louis, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received a report from the motor vessel Ms. Shelia that they located a 20-foot red aluminum canoe adrift and unmanned near Merchant’s Bridge at mile marker...

Coast Guard crew rescues two from sinking canoe near Crane Neck Point, NY

Coast Guard crew rescues two from sinking canoe near Crane Neck Point, NY
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) NEW YORK — A Coast Guard station crew rescued two people in distress aboard a canoe near Crane Neck Point, New York, Monday. Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Eaton’s Neck were underway searching for a missing kayaker when they received notification of two people taking on water...

Coast Guard rescues 4 people from remote island off Guadalupe Bay, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 4 people from remote island off Guadalupe Bay, Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued four adults from a remote island after their canoe capsized Wednesday morning near Seadrift, Texas. At 1:26 a.m., a crewmember of the tow vessel Salvation contacted Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and reported seeing a red flare in the area of the Victoria Bridge Canal. A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter...

Coast Guard urges preparedness for paddlesport enthusiasts

Coast Guard urges preparedness for paddlesport enthusiasts
NEW YORK – As the boating season unofficially begins, Coast Guard Sector New York is reminding paddlesport enthusiasts to take precautions to ensure safe trips and increase survivability in case of an emergency. Paddling — canoes, kayaks, etc. — is the fastest growing segment of recreational boating, with more than 300,000 paddlecraft now being sold annually. Paddlecraft are an extremely...

Coast Guard urges paddlesport enthusiasts to take precautions on the water

Coast Guard urges paddlesport enthusiasts to take precautions on the water
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard is reminding paddlesport enthusiasts to take precautions to ensure safe trips and increase survivability on the water. Paddlesports consisting of rowboats, canoes, kayaks and standup paddleboards, are the fastest growing segment of recreational boating. Despite air temperatures reaching 60 degrees recently, water temperatures remain below 50 degrees.  Under these conditions,...