Coast Guard, local and state agencies continue search for missing person near Monhegan Island

BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard, state and local agencies, and several good Samaritans continue to search for the 32-year-old man who was swept out to sea by a wave near Monhegan Island, Maine, Friday. After the man was swept off the island, four of his friends entered the water and swam about 300 yards to Gull Rock in an attempt to rescue him before losing sight of him. Three of the men were able...

Coast Guard advises public to be aware of rip currents, high surf conditions

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard and the National Weather Service are urging mariners and beachgoers to be aware of the dangers of high surf and rip currents. “Even when hurricanes and tropical storms are far offshore, they can present dangers for waterborne activities,” said Capt. Joseph Vojvodich, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound. “Recreational boaters, surfers and swimmers...

Coast Guard reminds people to stay off the water after Hurricane Irene

PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is urging residents and mariners to stay clear of beaches and stay off the water after Hurricane Irene, here Sunday. All Coast Guard small boat stations secured operations in anticipation of the hurricane and are still surveying their capabilities. As a result, they will have minimal search and rescue capabilities until they can get their resources established. Even...

Coast Guard advises public to be aware of rip currents, high surf conditions

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Due to the upcoming storm system, the National Weather Service has issued an advisory from Wednesday to the following Monday, warning of possible life-threatening surf and dangerous rip conditions.

Heavy weather expected along South Carolina and Georgia coasts this weekend

CHARLESTON, S.C. – With surf conditions expected to deteriorate Friday through the early part of next week due to Hurricane Igor, the Coast Guard is urging the maritime community and the boating public to monitor weather conditions before deciding to go out to sea.

Coast Guard advises public to be aware of rip currents in wake of Hurricane Igor

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Due to the passage of Hurricane Igor, the National Weather Service has issued an advisory Wednesday warning of possible life-threatening surf and rip conditions.

Coast Guard crews ask storm watchers and beach-goers to be wary of hurricane dangers

BOSTON– As Hurricane Earl approaches New England, the Coast Guard is actively tracking the storm’s progress and urging caution and preparedness for mariners and storm watchers. Hurricane force winds, heavy surf, strong storm surges, rogue waves, rip currents and coastal flooding are predicted.

Coast Guard rescues woman caught in rip current off South Carolina coast

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – A Coast Guard search and rescue team from Air Station Savannah, Ga., rescued a woman Thursday after she was caught in rip current off the coast of Hilton Head.