Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 8 from Niagara River

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 8 from Niagara River
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard and several good Samaritans rescued eight people out of the water at the mouth of the Niagara River Sunday afternoon. Just before 3 p.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, New York, command center were notified of a capsized 43-foot sail boat at the mouth of the Niagara River with multiple people in the water. Sector Buffalo directed the launch of a...

Coast Guard, Niagara County Sheriff’s Office searching for man on Niagara River

Coast Guard, Niagara County Sheriff’s Office searching for man on Niagara River
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rescuers from the Coast Guard, Niagara County Sheriff’s Office and other local agencies continue the search for a man who may have fallen into the Niagara River, Monday night. At around 10:40 p.m., Monday, the Coast Guard received notification from Niagara County of a 51-year-old male from Lewiston, New York, who went missing while shoveling snow earlier that night. Local authorities...

Coast Guard rescues 3 off boat taking on water in Niagara River

Coast Guard rescues 3 off boat taking on water in Niagara River
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued three people Monday evening, taking them off of a boat taking on water near the mouth of the Niagara River in the vicinity of LaSalle Park in Buffalo, N.Y. At about 7 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Buffalo received a phone call from the operator of a 23-foot Sea Ray who reported that his boat was taking on water with three people aboard. The watchstander...

Coast Guard assists 4 after boat strikes reef in Niagara River

Coast Guard assists 4 after boat strikes reef in Niagara River
CLEVELAND — A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Buffalo, N.Y., assisted four people in the Niagara River Tuesday afternoon after their boat struck bottom and became disabled. This is the second assist the crew of Station Buffalo conducted in a 12-hour period. Click here for information on the first assist. At 11:28 a.m., search-and-rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo received...

Coast Guard helps rescue 11 on Niagara River

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard aided in the rescue of 11 people on Lake Erie after their 40-foot vessel began taking on water near the entrance to the Niagara River, about 9:30 p.m., August 1, 2010.