#AceNewsReport – June.08: The kayaker lost GPS capability, had nearly capsized due to heavy weather and contacted the Coast Guard for rescue.
Coast Guard rescues kayaker 70 miles west of Santa Cruz after San Francisco watchstanders received a report at 9:42 p.m. Saturday from a kayaker who was making a solo voyage from Sausalito to Honolulu.
U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 06/06/2021 08:34 PM EDTNews Release
Coast Guard rescues kayaker 70 miles west of Santa Cruz
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Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew at 10:25 p.m. The aircrew arrived on scene at 12:39 a.m., hoisted the kayaker into the helicopter and returned to Air Station San Francisco.
“Recognizing that the situation was beyond his capabilities and calling for assistance allowed our crews to reach him in time for a successful rescue,” said Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Kroll, a Coast Guard spokesperson. “This shows that even experienced mariners with proper safety equipment can get into trouble on the ocean, which is why having the right equipment and knowing when and how to use it is so important.”
The survivor was reported to be in good condition with no medical concerns.
#AceNewsReport – Apr.09: Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders received a call from Egg Harbor Township 911 dispatch stating there was a person in the water calling for help in the vicinity of Longport Dog Beach:
Coast Guard rescues kayaker from water off the coast of Longport, N.J. ‘A Coast Guard Station Atlantic City 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew arrived on scene quickly and rescued a man from the water who had been clinging onto a submerged kayak’
U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 04/08/2021 06:54 PM EDTNews Release
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Photos available: Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Longport, N.J.
Margate City Fire Department arrived on scene and assisted the Coast Guard in placing the kayak in side tow.
The Coast Guard boatcrew returned the kayaker to shore where he was met by by local emergency medical services and transferred to Shore Memorial Hospital.
“The quick response of Station Atlantic City was a vital role in the outcome of this case,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Alexander Castonguay, the Command Duty Officer of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Command Center. “Consistent training provides Coast Guard members to be able to respond quickly and efficiently to cases no matter when they occur.”