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...

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...

Coast Guard cutter corrals wayward buoy in Long Island Sound

Coast Guard cutter corrals wayward buoy in Long Island Sound
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oak (WLB-211) sits at anchor. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Emily E. Torsney. NEWPORT, Rhode Island – Built to guide mariners through safe waters, the Valiant Rock Lighted  Whistle Buoy 11 was dangerously adrift in the Long Island Sound. When ferry operators traveling between Orient Point and Fishers Island, New York, first reported the buoy off station on Jan. 17, the...

Coast Guard to open seasonal stations in the Northeast Memorial Day weekend

Coast Guard to open seasonal stations in the Northeast Memorial Day weekend
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to open Stations Scituate, Block Island, and Fishers Island Friday and will remain open through Labor Day. The stations’ crews will conduct search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, and recreational boating safety missions. Each station is equipped with response boats and crews able to respond to maritime emergencies. Chief Warrant Officer Terrill Malvesti,...

Coast Guard crews rescues 2 from sinking vessel near Fishers Island

Coast Guard crews rescues 2 from sinking vessel near Fishers Island
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station New London aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium approach a 55-foot fishing vessel taking on water near Fishers Island, New York, Sunday March 10, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Station New London) NEW YORK — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station New London rescued two people after they abandoned their sinking fishing vessel near Fishers Island, New York, Sunday morning. At...

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan respond to capsized vessel off Niantic Bay, Conn.

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan respond to capsized vessel off Niantic Bay, Conn.
Coast Guard Station New London 29-Foot Response Boat-Small File Photo NEW YORK — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued four people from a capsized vessel near Niantic Bay, Connecticut, Saturday. At approximately 10:53 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received a call via VHF-FM radio channel 16 that a 21-foot pleasure craft was taking on water with...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people from Fishers Island Sound

Coast Guard rescues 3 people from Fishers Island Sound
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three mariners drifting in Fishers Island Sound after their vessel got caught in a lobster trap and capsized Friday morning. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station New London) NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three mariners drifting in Fishers Island Sound after their vessel got caught in a lobster trap and capsized Friday morning. At 7:50 a.m., Coast...

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in water in Long Island Sound

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in water in Long Island Sound
Coast Guard Cutter Steelhead file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Swanson. NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Coast Guard suspended their search Tuesday at 5:00 p.m., for a missing kayaker in the water near the mouth of the Connecticut River. Missing is William Zadrozny, an 18-year-old male reportedly wearing work boots, a grey and yellow jacket, and jeans. “After working with our port partners to search...