Hiker stranded for five days on False Cape rescued by Coast Guard

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – The Coast Guard rescued a stranded hiker from a beach north of Cape Mendocino, Calif., today. The hiker, a 50-year-old man, apparently fell from a cliff onto the beach on Sunday and survived for five days without food and water until a local fisherman spotted him on the beach and called the Coast Guard.

Tropical Storm Alma Can’t Keep Coast Guard Cutter Chase From the Job

SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard Cutter Chase assisted a broken down sailing vessel while battling the elements of Tropical Storm Alma Thursday. At about 9 a.m., the crew of the Chase received a report of a sail boat in distress more than 180 miles away. The two-person crew of the Stravaig had experienced the wrath of Tropical Storm Alma, the first tropical storm of the Central American season, and...