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,...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Maine man

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Maine man
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for a 23-year-old man who entered the water in Half Moon Cove, near Quoddy Maine, shortly after noon on Sunday. The search for the man, Majik Francis of Pleasant Point, included Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat crews from Coast Guard Station Eastport, a HC-144 fixed wing aircraft, and a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast...

Coast Guard, Alameda, San Mateo County Sheriffs rescue 1 from capsized canoe

Coast Guard, Alameda, San Mateo County Sheriffs rescue 1 from capsized canoe
SAN FRANCISCO — A 27-year-old male was rescued after his canoe capsized near Oyster Point, Friday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders were notified at 4:34 p.m. by a woman canoeing in a group of 12, that one member of their group capsized their canoe and was missing three miles south of Oyster Point. Coast Guard Station San Francisco’s 29-foot Response Boat — Small...

Coast Guard provides safety tips for paddlesport enthusiasts

Coast Guard provides safety tips for paddlesport enthusiasts
WCVB TV meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbons receives kayaking lessons and boating safety tips from pro kayaker, Kevin N. Horner during a cold water safety event hosted by Coast Guard Station Boston, May 13, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone)kayak NEW HAVEN, CT – The Coast Guard is reminding paddlesport enthusiasts to take precautions to ensure safe trips and increase...

Coast Guard, San Francisco Fire Dept. recover 3 from capsized canoe off Coyote Point

Coast Guard, San Francisco Fire Dept. recover 3 from capsized canoe off Coyote Point
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and the South San Francisco Fire Department have recovered all three individuals reported missing after their canoe capsized off Coyote Point in San Francisco Bay Monday night. At approximately 10:20 p.m. Monday, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received a report from South San Francisco Fire Department that three people departed Oyster Point Marina in a 12-foot orange...

Coast Guard searching for missing canoer along Mississippi River

Coast Guard searching for missing canoer along Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing canoer along the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Monday. Missing is, Kevin “Rooster” Guy, last seen wearing a T-shirt and jeans and having a “mullet” type hair style. Guy was reported to have been working at a concert in East Baton Rouge and was last seen by one of the band members at around 11:30 p.m., Friday. He told the band...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 23-year-old man in Coinjock Bay, NC

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 23-year-old man in Coinjock Bay, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended their search Monday for a 23-year-old man who was reported overdue while on a canoe trip in Coinjock Bay, N.C., Sunday. Missing was Rick Balance of Coinjock, N.C. Family members contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City, N.C., at approximately 7 p.m. Sunday, reporting Balance was overdue since 4 p.m. The Coast Guard issued an Urgent...

Coast Guard assisting in search for two people in the water on Hudson River

Coast Guard assisting in search for two people in the water on Hudson River
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is assisting in the search of two people in the water on the Hudson River, near Hyde Park, N.Y. Friday. The missing are described as white males, in their twenties. Coast Guard Sector New York was notified, just after 2 a.m., that a canoe capsized with three men aboard near the Rodgers Point Boat Club in Hyde Park. One man was able to swim ashore to call for help but...