Coast Guard searching Lake Champlain after Mayday heard

BURLINGTON, Vt. –The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching Lake Champlain after receiving a radio call from an unknown source. The Coast Guard received a call on VHF/FM channel 16 that a vessel had been hit by lightning and was going down. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); });

Solar-powered holiday lights highlight Coast Guard’s new energy initiatives

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – The string of bright, blue holiday lights wrapped around the display anchor at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England signify a bright future for Coast Guard units here. The solar-powered light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are part of a new 2009 energy campaign here that is kicking off a week and a half before the new year. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard, police rescue woman from Lake Champlain

BURLINGTON, Vt., – A Coast Guard boat crew pulled an Essex, Vt., woman from 42-degree water in Oakledge Park, Vt., today after she was found non-responsive in Lake Champlain.

Coast Guard searching for missing kayaker

BOSTON – The Coast Guard is searching near Grand Isle, Vt., today for a man who went missing after he and a friend flipped over in their kayak at about midnight in Lake Champlain, Vt. Neither man was wearing a lifejacket. One made it to shore, and reported to local police that his friend was missing. After being notified by the Grand Isle, Vt., Police Department, Coast Guard Sector Northern New...

Coast Guard ends search for missing kayaker

BOSTON – The Coast Guard ended its search today for a 21-year-old man who went missing Tuesday after the kayak he and a friend were in overturned in Lake Champlain, Vt. Federal, state and local agencies searched for Philip Patch in Missisquoi Bay by air, land and sea for nearly 20 hours, but did not find him. “The decision to end a search is one of the most difficult we have to make,”...