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...

Coast Guard saves 3 from overturned boat on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard saves 3 from overturned boat on Lake Champlain
A submerged catamaran remains at the scene of a rescue in Lake Champlain, Vermont, June 8, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard responded to an overturned vessel and three people in the water Wednesday on Lake Champlain, Vermont. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders received a call at approximately 2:15 p.m. from a person on land reporting a capsized 14-foot...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker on Lake Champlain
Kayaker Sean Hawley went missing on Lake Champlain, Vt., Saturday. BOSTON – Coast Guard crews ended their search for the missing kayaker tonight on Lake Champlain, Vermont. Colchester Police, who will continue the search, found some of Sean Hawley’s personal effects on land, but they did not find the 25-year old nor do they think he is in the water. Initially, Hawley went missing late Saturday...

Coast Guard searching for missing kayaker on Lake Champlain, Vermont, asking for help from public

Coast Guard searching for missing kayaker on Lake Champlain, Vermont, asking for help from public
The Coast Guard is asking for assistance from the public in the search for a kayaker who went missing on Lake Champlain, Vt., Saturday. BOSTON — The Coast Guard is asking for assistance from the public in the search for a kayaker who went missing on Lake Champlain, Vermont Saturday. Sean Hawley, 25, 6’2 and 180 pounds was last seen at 11:00 p.m. Saturday paddling a black, inflatable kayak...

Coast Guard Station Burlington trains, warns against ice dangers on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard Station Burlington trains, warns against ice dangers on Lake Champlain
BOSTON — Crews at Coast Guard Station Burlington, Vermont, are urging Lake Champlain locals and visitors to use extreme caution on the lake and surrounding waters this weekend. With more snow forecasted, unsafe ice may be hidden from view and poses greater danger than normal as the added weight of the snow decreases density of the ice. “The thing folks need to recognize is that while beautiful...

Coast Guard searching for missing Lake Champlain sailor

Coast Guard searching for missing Lake Champlain sailor
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 64-year-old sailor near Malletts Bay, in Lake Champlain, Vermont, Sunday. Missing is Brian Webb. Webb’s wife contacted the Coast Guard at 10:25 a.m. Sunday reporting her husband did not show up at church as scheduled. He reportedly spent the night aboard his 34-foot sailing vessel Hellen Louise, which was anchored and found unoccupied in Malletts...

Coast Guard Station Burlington rescues kayaker from Burlington Lake in Vermont

Coast Guard Station Burlington rescues kayaker from Burlington Lake in Vermont
BOSTON – A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Burlington, Vermont rescued a kayaker in distress on Lake Burlington, Vermont, Tuesday. Watchstanders at the station received a report from the Ferry Valcour of a distressed kayaker caught in 20-knot winds and rough seas near North Beach. The ferry was unable to assist because of shallow water and Station Burlington launched a rescue crew aboard...

Coast Guard rescue crews suspend search for missing swimmer in Lake Champlain, VT.

Coast Guard rescue crews suspend search for missing swimmer in Lake Champlain, VT.
BOSTON — Rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Burlington Vermont along with other local and state agencies have suspended the search for a missing swimmer near Grand Isle, VT Sept. 21, 2013. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received notification from Colchester Police Department that a 23-year-old male jumped off an anchored boat with his friend at approximately 9:35...