Kayaker survives 17 hours in Long Island Sound

Kayaker survives 17 hours in Long Island Sound
Story and video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi For 12 years, Mike Diaz fished the waters of Long Island Sound from his kayak. He ventured out, escaping the bustle of Long Island to explore and maybe catch a fluke, porgy, striped bass, or sea robin. Throwing on his life jacket was part of his routine. Just as he wouldn’t forget his fishing pole or bait, he never forgot his life jacket. On...

Good samaritan rescues 3 fishermen in Long Island Sound

Good samaritan rescues 3 fishermen in Long Island Sound
NEW YORK – A good samaritan rescued three fishermen from the water near Little Gull Island, N.Y., Thursday. At 4:53 p.m., a communications watchstander from Coast Guard Station New London, Conn., received a call on VHF Channel 16 from a good samaritan aboard the vessel Highlander, who recovered three fishermen from the water after their boat sank. The vessel owner operator said they had been drift...

Despite waterways being open, Coast Guard warns recreational boaters to remain in port

Despite waterways being open, Coast Guard warns recreational boaters to remain in port
EW HAVEN, Conn. – The Coast Guard reopened Long Island Sound waterways to vessel traffic this week, but cautions mariners to stay off the water if possible. “The ports of Connecticut and Long Island Sound were reopened to facilitate the flow of commerce back to the region,” said Lt. Jeff Janaro, a spokesman from Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound. “This allows for ships carrying vital...