Coast Guard rescues jet skier after he gets ejected from his ride

BOSTON – A Coast Guard crew rescued a man today who was ejected from his jet ski approximately 500 yards off Point Judith, R.I. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, in Woods Hole, Mass., received a call around 1:30 p.m., from a 911 operator reporting the 42 year-old man had been thrown from his jet ski and into the water. A 25-foot rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Point Judith...

Coast Guard crew medevacs sick sailor

BOSTON- A Coast Guard boat crew helped a 50-year-old woman who fell ill aboard a 170-foot schooner today at 3:08 p.m., near Point Judith, R.I. Coast Guard Station Point Judith received a radio call from the sailing vessel Mystic, homeported in Mystic, Conn., reporting that one of the 15 crew aboard was sick and needed medical attention. The station launched a 47-foot rescue boat with two area paramedics...

Coast Guard station conducts back-to-back rescues

BOSTON (D1 Public Affairs) – Coast Guard crewmembers conducted back-to-back rescues around Point Judith, R.I., today. Coast Guard Station Point Judith in Narragansett, R.I., first responded to a call from the Narragansett police department around 10 a.m., reporting a person had fallen overboard near the Point Judith Breachway Jetty. The station dispatched a 27-foot boat crew while the officer...

Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay Collides with Ferry

BOSTON – The Coast Guard is responding after a Coast Guard cutter and ferry carrying 257 passengers and eight crew collided approximately three miles north of Block Island, R.I., around 12:15 p.m., today. No injuries have been reported at this time. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a call from the Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay, a 140-foot buoy tender homeported in New London, CT,...

Coast Guard dedicates memorial to fallen shipmate

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. – The family of Cranston, R.I. native Ronald A. Gill joined Coast Guardsmen from around the country today at Coast Guard Station Point Judith to dedicate a memorial to the fallen sailor who died in the line of duty during a security patrol in Puget Sound in March 2007. Gill’s widow Ambur, his daughter Gracie, and parents Ronald and Rosemary unveiled a granite bench,...