Coast Guard warns Great Lakes water enthusiasts of risk of hypothermia

Coast Guard warns Great Lakes water enthusiasts of risk of hypothermia
Cleveland – The Coast Guard is warning water enthusiasts that warmer temperatures predicted for this weekend could pose safety concerns as water temperatures continue to fall. Air temperatures are predicted to be around 53 degrees while water temperatures will continue to hover around a frigid 40 degrees. “Warm air temperatures can create a false sense of security for boaters,” said...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker from East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay

Coast Guard rescues kayaker from East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Coast Guard rescued a man in East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay, after his kayak became swamped by strong winds and waves, Friday morning. A rescue aircrew aboard an MH-65C Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City was transiting across the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay, when they spotted a man in the water clinging to his partially submerged paddlecraft...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Maui paddler

Cutter Kiska file photoHONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended its search a approximately 4 a.m. for a paddler last seen Wednesday near Kaupo on Maui. Crews aboard air and surface assets from the Coast Guard searched an area more than 218 square miles, an area approximately the size of Molokai. The Coast Guard was notified Wednesday evening by the Maui Fire Department that a Maui resident had not returned...

Coast Guard issues boating and paddle sport safety advisory

Boston — Following the tragic loss of five paddlers and a father and son on a jet ski in the past two weeks, the Coast Guard is issuing a safety advisory for all weekend boaters, paddlers, sailors and fishers in the Northeast.