Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized sailboat on Potomac River

Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized sailboat on Potomac River
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued two people after their sailboat capsized Sunday near Washington Sailing Marina in Alexandria, Virginia. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report from Coast Guard Station Washington, D.C., stating they heard a mayday call over the radio from a person aboard a capsized sailboat. A boat crew aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small was already on...

Coast Guard, local agency rescue 10 near Washington, DC

Coast Guard, local agency rescue 10 near Washington, DC
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and local agency rescued 10 boaters Monday from the Potomac River near Washington. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report at approximately 1 p.m. of two overturned scull boats along with a capsized trail boat and kayak. Two 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Washington diverted to assist. googletag.cmd.push(function() {...

Three rescued from capsized sailboat near Alexandria, Va.

Three rescued from capsized sailboat near Alexandria, Va.
The 25-foot sailboat, which capsized Wednesday, March 23, 2016, with three boaters aboard in the Potomac River near Alexandria, Va.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Stuart Henderson) BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Wednesday from the Potomac River near Alexandria, Va. A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Washington was already underway...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing teen in Potomac River

Coast Guard suspends search for missing teen in Potomac River
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard has suspended its search Thursday for a missing teenager near Mount Vernon, Virginia. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a call on VHF marine radio channel 16 at approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday from a Fairfax County Fire department boat crew member stating they lost sight of a teenager while responding to a call of the swimmer having trouble. A...

Coast Guard searches for teen in Potomac River near Mount Vernon, Va.

Coast Guard searches for teen in Potomac River near Mount Vernon, Va.
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing teenage male Wednesday who was swimming in the Potomac River near Mount Vernon, Virginia. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a call on VHF marine radio channel 16 at approximately 8:30 p.m. from a Fairfax County Fire department boat crewmember stating they lost sight of the teenager as they were responding to call of the...

Coast Guard searching for missing boaters on Potomac River

Coast Guard searching for missing boaters on Potomac River
Missing boaters Charles Zinter and Melissa Smarr.BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard, along with state and local agencies, are searching Thursday for two missing boaters near Stafford, Va. Missing are Charles Zintner, 58, white male with dark hair, and Melissa Smarr, 55, white female with blond hair, both from Stafford. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders received a call from the Stafford County Sherriff’s...

Coast Guard to speak with public Saturday on boating safety at Hope Springs Marina

Coast Guard to speak with public Saturday on boating safety at Hope Springs Marina
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard, along with several local agencies, is scheduled to kick off National Safe Boating Week Saturday at Hope Springs Marina, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, US Power Squadron, Stafford County police, Stafford County Fire and Rescue, and Virginia Marine Police are scheduled to participate in the event. A boat crew from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Station Washington: protecting the nation’s capital 24/7

Coast Guard Station Washington: protecting the nation’s capital 24/7
Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando As the summer sun sets over Washington, D.C., the sky over the Potomac River turns a spectacular golden hue as members of Coast Guard Station Washington head out for another mission patrolling the waters and keeping the American people safe. From ensuring public safety and security on the water along the country’s most iconic landmarks...

Coast Guard ends search for boater in Potomac River near Indian Head, Md.

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and local authorities ended their search Friday for a 30-year-old man in the Potomac River after the boat he was aboard capsized about a half mile off the coast of Indian Head, Md., Thursday. A Maryland Natural Resources Police boatcrew recovered the 30-year-old man, who was unresponsive. A member of Charles County Fire and Rescue contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore...