Coast Guard assists 2 kayakers from Detroit River

Coast Guard assists 2 kayakers from Detroit River
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers from the Detroit River after they were overturned by a wake from a large vessel Saturday. At about 10 a.m. the kayakers, neither wearing lifejackets, were paddling in the Detroit River when they were over taken by a large vessel, and the vessel’s wake overturned the kayak and caused the kayakers to enter the water. The individuals swam to the...

Coast Guard helps Michigan State Police locate 4 missing kayakers

Coast Guard helps Michigan State Police locate 4 missing kayakers
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted the Michigan State Police late Saturday night in locating four kayakers who were reported missing on the Manistique River on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. At about 8:30 p.m., a search-and-rescue controller at the Coast Guard’s 9th District headquarters in Cleveland received a request from the Michigan State Police to assist in locating four people,...

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers from sand bar near Cape Hatteras, NC

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers from sand bar near Cape Hatteras, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers stranded on a sand bar east of Cape Hatteras, N.C., Saturday. Dare County 911 personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders at approximately 7:30 p.m. reporting that local rescuers were within the vicinity of two stranded kayakers but were unable to reach them due to the surf conditions and shallow water. Sector North Carolina...

Coast Guard rescues three stranded kayakers in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard rescued three stranded kayakers in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Wednesday. Coast Guard operational watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received report from a 911-relay call at approximately 9:14 p.m., that the kayakers were stranded in the mud. The Department of Natural Resources and local sheriff’s office rescue crews located the kayakers but...

Coast Guard and Bainbridge Island Fire and Rescue Team rescue two people near Manchester, Wash.

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and Bainbridge Island Fire and Rescue Team came to the aid of two kayakers in distress approximately half mile east of Manchester, Wash., Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a call reporting two people in the water waving their arms and screaming for help at approximately 6:20 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound launched 45-foot response boat from Station...

Kayakers found safe during Coast Guard search

USCG file photo by Petty Officer NyxoLyno CangemSOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – Four kayakers are safe and on their way to Isle Au Haut, Maine, after prompting a Coast Guard search off the southern tip of Vinalhaven Island, Maine, May 12, 2011. At 1:38 p.m., a kayaker used his cell phone to call Coast Guard Station Rockland, reporting he and another kayaker became separated from two other kayakers in rough...

Northeast sees record deaths among boaters during 2010

BOSTON—Twenty-one recreational boaters and paddlers have died in the Northeast this year, the highest recorded number.