Coast Guard closes search for missing kite surfer near Ocean City

Coast Guard closes search for missing kite surfer near Ocean City
USCG FIle Photo OCEAN CITY, N.J. —The Coast Guard has closed the search for a missing kite surfer near Ocean City, New Jersey, after the missing individual called and reported themselves to be safe, Friday morning. Coast Guard Station Atlantic City watchstanders received a call from 911, notifying them of a kite surfer reportedly wearing all black, seen drifting out to sea after falling off a kiteboard...

Coast Guard searching for missing kite surfer near Ocean City, New Jersey

Coast Guard searching for missing kite surfer near Ocean City, New Jersey
Coast Guard Station Cape May 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo OCEAN CITY, N.J. —The Coast Guard is searching for a missing kite surfer near Ocean City, New Jersey, Thursday evening. Coast Guard Station Atlantic City watchstanders received a call from 911, notifying them of a kite surfer, reportedly wearing all black, seen drifting out to sea after falling off a kiteboard approximately 500-yards...

Coast Guard rescues injured kayaker off Atlantic City, NJ

Coast Guard rescues injured kayaker off Atlantic City, NJ
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard rescued a man after his kayak capsized and he suffered a head laceration approximately 1.5 miles off Atlantic City New Jersey, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay were notified via VHF radio of the kayaker in distress by a relative of the man who was...

Coast Guard remembers fallen shipmates in Atlantic City rescue tragedy of 1932

Coast Guard remembers fallen shipmates in Atlantic City rescue tragedy of 1932
Lt. Taylor Smith, commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, salutes with members of Station Atlantic City during a ceremony honoring the 87th anniversary of five Coast Guard members who lost their lives attempting a search and rescue case off of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson Story and photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson Ask anyone...

Coast Guard to hold wreath laying ceremony at Absecon Lighthouse

Coast Guard to hold wreath laying ceremony at Absecon Lighthouse
PHILADELPHIA – Members of U.S. Coast Guard Station Atlantic City will honor five Coast Guard members who died 87-years ago during an attempted rescue off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey, at the Absecon Lighthouse, at 10 a.m. on March 6, 2019. The wreath laying will commemorate the members of Coast Guard Lifeboat Station Atlantic City who launched to assist the fishing boat Anna during a nor’easter...

Coast Guard assists 6 stranded persons aboard grounded vessel near Atlantic City

Coast Guard assists 6 stranded persons aboard grounded vessel near Atlantic City
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard assisted two adults and four children aboard a 17-foot boat that ran aground south of Great Island in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Thursday night. The Ventnor Police Department contacted Coast Guard Station Atlantic City at approximately 10 p.m. to notify the Coast Guard of a...

Coast Guard Auxiliary members to demonstrate vessel safety inspection on recreational vessel

Coast Guard Auxiliary members to demonstrate vessel safety inspection on recreational vessel
Atlantic City, N.J. — Coast Guard Atlantic City Auxiliary members are holding a vessel safety inspection at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey at 10 a.m., Friday. Auxiliarists will simulate a vessel safety inspection, talk about required marine equipment and make recommendations to boat owners operating in local waters as boating season begins. Vessel safety inspections...

Coast Guard warns boaters, kayakers of cold waters during warm weather

Coast Guard warns boaters, kayakers of cold waters during warm weather
Coast Guard Station Atlantic City file photo PHILADELPHIA – During warm winter weather, the waters of the mid-Atlantic are still extremely cold, hovering around 40-degrees, and can quickly cause hypothermia. Boaters who take to the water are advised to carry the appropriate gear they would for any winter boating trip, such as an immersion suit, in the event of a maritime emergency. In addition,...

Atlantic City Coast Guard crew rescues man off fishing vessel

Atlantic City Coast Guard crew rescues man off fishing vessel
BALTIMORE — Coast Guard personnel rescued a man aboard a fishing vessel five miles east of Atlantic City, N.J., Sunday afternoon. Coast Guard Station Atlantic City watchstanders received notification of a 92-year-old man experiencing possible cardiac issues aboard the fishing vessel Fish Finder II five miles off Atlantic City. A rescue boatcrew was launched and the man was taken off the boat and...