Coast Guard, local and state agencies continue search for missing person near Monhegan Island

BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard, state and local agencies, and several good Samaritans continue to search for the 32-year-old man who was swept out to sea by a wave near Monhegan Island, Maine, Friday. After the man was swept off the island, four of his friends entered the water and swam about 300 yards to Gull Rock in an attempt to rescue him before losing sight of him. Three of the men were able...

Coast Guard searching for man lost at sea, rescues one from rocks

BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guard crews, along with state and local agencies, responded to a report of four people stuck on Gull Rock, Maine, and a 32-year old man lost at sea after he was swept into the water by a wave on the same rock near Monhegan Island, Maine, Friday. The Lincoln County Sheriff Department contacted Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor around 1:11 p.m., reporting the man was knocked...

Coast Guard advises public to be aware of rip currents, high surf conditions

WILMINGTON, N.C. — With the offshore passage of Hurricane Katia, the National Weather Service has issued an advisory warning of possible life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. The Coast Guard is urging mariners and beachgoers to be aware of the dangers of high surf and rip currents in their area. North Carolina inlets are subject to high surf conditions. The strong currents and shallow...