Coast Guard warns of cold water hazards following rescue in Hampton, NH

Coast Guard warns of cold water hazards following rescue in Hampton, NH
Warmer spring temperatures don’t always mean warmer water temperatures. Boaters are advised to dress for the water temperatures, not the weather.  (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) BOSTON – The Coast Guard and Hampton Fire Department responded to a disabled and adrift jet ski off of Hampton Beach, Wednesday evening. At approximately 7:45 p.m., responders...

Coast Guard suspends search off Maine coast for missing man, 3 children

Coast Guard suspends search off Maine coast for missing man, 3 children
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod’s MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo BOSTON – The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday at 8:00 a.m. for a missing man and 3 children in the waters off Kennebunkport, Maine pending new information. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England command center received a radio distress call Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from a man reporting his boat...

Coast Guard suspends search for paraglider in New Hampshire

Coast Guard suspends search for paraglider in New Hampshire
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search at 12:39 p.m. Monday for a possible paraglider near Seabrook, New Hampshire. At approximately 7:15 p.m. Sunday, a beach patron called 911 to report a paraglider in the water about 600 yards off Seabrook Beach. Local emergency dispatch crews relayed the call to the Coast Guard. Coast Guard crews searched...

Coast Guard, local agencies search for possible person in the water near Seabrook, NH

Coast Guard, local agencies search for possible person in the water near Seabrook, NH
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo BOSTON — Coast Guard crews along with the Salisbury Fire Department are searching Sunday evening for a possible person in the water near Seabrook, New Hampshire. At approximately 7:30 p.m., a person on shore called 911 and reported a blue hang glider and possible person in distress 600 yards off Seabrook Beach. Currently searching...

Coast Guard investigates tug collision, monitors sunken boat

Coast Guard investigates tug collision, monitors sunken boat
The 80-foot tugboat Capt Mackintire is in tow off Portland, Maine, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. BOSTON — The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a tug collision that occurred about three miles south of Kennebunk, Maine, early Thursday, and monitoring the site where one of the stricken vessels sank. One of the two crewmen aboard the 40-foot tugboat Helen Louise alerted...

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in the water near Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in the water near Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search for Richard Pratt, a missing 80-year-old sailor, Friday at 1:48 p.m. pending any further developments. At around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Coast Guard watchstanders were notified of an unmanned sailboat belonging to Pratt, which had run aground near Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The 33-foot sailboat had sails up, but...

Coast Guard, partner agency medevac injured woman from New Hampshire island

Coast Guard, partner agency medevac injured woman from New Hampshire island
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard and two first responders transported a 21-year-old woman Thursday night from Star Island, New Hampshire after she fell and hit her head. Rockingham and New Hampshire state dispatch called Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor at about midnight reporting a woman fell and suffered from a head and neck injury. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat...

Coast Guard, locals help fishermen, dog after boat takes on water

Coast Guard, locals help fishermen, dog after boat takes on water
USCG MH-60 File Photo BOSTON – The Coast Guard and Hampton Fire Rescue helped two people and a dog to shore Saturday after their boat started taking on water about three miles east of Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire. A man aboard the fishing boat Patricia Lynn II used a VHF radio to contact watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The man reported the Patricia...

An invisible danger: New England waters remain cold into spring

An invisible danger: New England waters remain cold into spring
Petty Officer 3rd Class Perry Derrenbacher, a crewmember at Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor, New Hampshire. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) By: Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi Timothy Bare clung to the inside of his capsized kayak as the 43-degree water soaked through his clothing. As his core body temperature dropped, his natural reflexes kicked in,...