Coast Guard Cutters Hawser, Line to patrol Lake Champlain

Coast Guard Cutters Hawser, Line to patrol Lake Champlain
Coast Guard Cutter Hawser file photo by PAC Bob Laura SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Coast Guard cutters Hawser and Line are scheduled to patrol Lake Champlain this weekend to assist with the recreational boating safety and law enforcement missions. The 65-foot harbor tugs will augment efforts of Coast Guard Station and Aids to Navigation Team Burlington, a two-boat station responsible for 490-square miles,...

Coast Guard offers cold water safety tips for ice fishermen, public on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard offers cold water safety tips for ice fishermen, public on Lake Champlain
A Coast Guard Station Burlington ice rescue team trains. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — The Coast Guard is urging ice fishermen and the public to use caution and be prepared while on Lake Champlain. Ice is unpredictable and dangerous. Even in a small area, ice can significantly range in thickness making people or heavy objects susceptible to falling through....

Coast Guard rescues woman after boat capsizes on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard rescues woman after boat capsizes on Lake Champlain
Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo. BOSTON – Coast Guard Station Burlington crewmembers rescued a woman Tuesday evening after her 17-foot boat capsized on Lake Champlain near Schuyler Island. Local emergency dispatchers relayed the distress call to watchstanders at the station at approximately 7:27 p.m. The woman had used her cell phone to call 911 and provide her location. A...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker on Lake Champlain
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday for a missing 41-year-old man on Lake Champlain. The man was last seen Monday evening in the waters near Shelburne Point. The group he was kayaking with reported that his kayak had capsized and he planned to swim back to shore. He was reported missing after he did not return...

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing kayaker on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing kayaker on Lake Champlain
29-foot Response Boat Small-II File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard along with local fire departments are searching for a missing 44-year-old man after his kayak was found unmanned and adrift off Shelburne Point on Lake Champlain Monday. A good Samaritan reported the adrift kayak to Coast Guard watchstanders at around 7:30 p.m. prompting the search. The man was confirmed missing by a separate correlating...

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for, recover body of missing canoeist in Vermont

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for, recover body of missing canoeist in Vermont
USCG File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard and their partner agencies searched for and recovered the body of a missing canoeist Saturday after his canoe tipped in Malletts Bay, Vermont. Clinton County Dispatch notified Coast Guard Station Burlington at about 9:20 a.m., of three men who tipped their canoe and fell into the water. Two of the men swam to shore, but the third was missing. A 29-foot response...

Ice Rescue Training on Lake Champlain

Ice Rescue Training on Lake Champlain
A Coast Guard Station Burlington ice rescue team trains using a cold water rescue sling, January 11, 2017, in Burlington Vermont.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi Burlington, VT – The bulky figures spread out, testing and inspecting the strength of the ice. Carrying long staffs, they poked the solid water seeking...

Coast Guard, local authorities respond to sailboat collision on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard, local authorities respond to sailboat collision on Lake Champlain
Damage to sailing vessel Eiger Strubli on Lake Champlain, Vermont on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016.  BOSTON — The Coast Guard dispatched a rescue boat Thursday to the scene of a sailboat collision near Bixby Island on Lake Champlain, Vermont. At about 12:30 p.m., the crew aboard the 36-foot sailing vessel Eiger Strubli contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, and reported that...

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing man following boat collision on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing man following boat collision on Lake Champlain
BOSTON — Crews from Coast Guard Station Burlington and Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod are searching Wednesday evening, along with state and local agencies, for a missing 60-year-old man in Malletts Bay on Lake Champlain. At approximately 6:30 p.m. Coast Guard watchstanders received notification that two boats collided with a total of six people aboard. Five people were rescued by local responders...