Body of overdue boater from Groton, Conn., recovered

Body of overdue boater from Groton, Conn., recovered
NEW YORK — The body of Matthew Lyon, 49, was recovered Saturday north of Great Gull Island, N.Y., after he was reported overdue from a boating trip in a 14-foot boat that started at the Groton Elks Lodge and Marina in Groton, Conn., at 2:30 p.m, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound watchstanders were contacted at 5:30 p.m. Friday by the Groton Police Department, who stated that Lyon’s...

Coast Guard searches for overdue boater in Groton, Conn.

Coast Guard searches for overdue boater in Groton, Conn.
Coast Guard Station New London 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo NEW YORK — The Coast Guard is currently searching for an overdue boater in the vicinity of Groton Long Point, Conn. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a report at 5:30 p.m. on Friday that Matthew Lyon, 49, had departed from the Groton Elks Lodge and Marina in Groton, Conn., at 2:30 p.m. Friday in a 14-foot dinghy...

Coast Guard locates body of missing jet skier in Great South Bay, New York

Coast Guard locates body of missing jet skier in Great South Bay, New York
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod’s MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Coast Guard located the body of a 52-year-old male, Monday morning, who was reported missing after being last seen underway on a jet ski in Amityville, New York, Sunday evening. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound watchstanders were contacted by Joe Kelly’s wife Monday morning after he did not...

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters off of Fire Island

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters off of Fire Island
The Coast Guard rescued three people from their disabled boat off of Fire Island, New York, October 15, 2020. The Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew hoisted the men and transported them to Coast Guard Station Fire Island. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/released) NEW YORK — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters from a disabled recreational boat caught in rough...

Coast Guard honors Fire Island Ferries crew for July rescue

Coast Guard honors Fire Island Ferries crew for July rescue
Capt. Eva Van Camp presents the Fire Island Ferries Fireball crew with a public service award, Aug. 25, 2020 in Bay Shore, New York, for their rescue efforts.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Coast Guard presented a Public Service Award to the crew of the Fireball, a Fire Island Ferries ferry, on Tuesday in Bay Shore, New York. Capt....

Coast Guard recognizes Cross Sound Ferry crew for heroic rescue

Coast Guard recognizes Cross Sound Ferry crew for heroic rescue
Capt. Eva Van Camp, commander of Sector Long Island Sound, presents a Coast Guard Certificate of Merit to Cross Sound Ferry Cape Henlopen crew in New London, Connecticut, August 14, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony J. Pappaly) NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Coast Guard presented a Public Service Award to the Cross Sound Ferry Cape Henlopen crew in New London, Connecticut,...

Coast Guard urges hurricane preparedness in Tri-State region

Coast Guard urges hurricane preparedness in Tri-State region
Earliest Reasonable Arrival Time of Tropical-Storm-Force Winds. (National Hurricane Center graphic) NEW YORK —The Coast Guard is urging the commercial and recreational maritime community in the Tri-State area to practice hurricane preparedness as Hurricane Isaias has potential to affect the region. The National Weather Service has forecasted Hurricane Isaias to potentially accelerate into the Tri-State...

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound welcomes new commander

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound welcomes new commander
Capt. Eva Van Camp relieves Capt. Kevin Reed as commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound during a change-of-command ceremony in New Haven, Connecticut, July 1, 2020. Rear Adm. Thomas G. Allan, Jr., Coast Guard First District commander, presided over the ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Coast Guard Sector Long Island...

i911 system helps Coast Guard rescue 2 stranded on Gates Island

i911 system helps Coast Guard rescue 2 stranded on Gates Island
Coast Guard Station New London 29-Foot Response Boat-Small File Photo NEW YORK — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station New London rescued two paddle boarders after they became disoriented in fog and stranded on Gates Island, Connecticut, Monday evening. At approximately 7:25 p.m., watchstanders at Station New London received a report from a good Samaritan stating that from their home on Mason Island...