Lifesaving holiday gift ideas from the Coast Guard Auxiliary

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary offer a few last minute holiday gift ideas for the boater in your life – gifts that may save a life.

Coast Guard cautions late-season boaters

BOSTON – The Coast Guard is cautioning New England boaters, paddlers, sailors, fisherman and hunters to be mindful of the dangers of this season’s colder air and water temperatures. The First Coast Guard District reported the loss of 58 recreational boaters and paddlers in the Northeast in 2007 and October, November, and December are the months with the highest percentages of fatal maritime...