Flares are NOT toys

Flares are NOT toys
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is reminding the public of the consequences of illegal flare lighting after an aircrew witnessed the firing of multiple flares near Cannon Beach, Oregon, early Monday morning. A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter responded to a report of flare sightings at approximately 2:00 a.m. this morning, witnessing individuals firing...

Flare sighting leads to Coast Guard boater assist on Lake Erie near Geneva, Ohio

Flare sighting leads to Coast Guard boater assist on Lake Erie near Geneva, Ohio
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard towed a father and son to safety, Tuesday night, after their boat broke down in Lake Erie in the vicinity of Geneva, Ohio. At about 9 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Ashtabula, Ohio, responded to a phone call from a woman who reported three red flare sightings about 2 to 3 miles from her home in Geneva. The watchstander then contacted a search-and-rescue coordinator...

Coast Guard looking for information regarding flare sighting

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine – The Coast Guard is looking for information regarding a flare sighted in Georges River near Thomaston Harbor at around 6:30 p.m., Jan. 8, 2011. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a report of the flare from a good Samaritan on shore. Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor is currently searching the area along with the Maine Marine Patrol and local sheriff. ...