itCG-Rockland named a CG City, reckless boater found, flares help rescue two, girl ejected from boat
Posted by LT Connie Braesch, Sunday, July 26, 2009
- The town of Rockland, Maine, is celebrating not just the fact the Coast Guard tall ship, Barque Eagle, is in town but also because just over one year ago the city was named a Coast Guard City. Only a small number of cities in the U.S. are given the distinction and Rockland is proud to be a member of that elite group.
- A few weeks ago, the Compass posted a story asking for boaters to help in a search for a boat that was operating dangerously and evading officials near Niagara Falls. Well, thanks to the boaters who provided pictures and the cooperation of partner agencies, the boater has been found. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.
- Coast Guard rescued two off the coast of Texas yesterday after the men made a 911 call stating that their boat was taking on water. The men used a red flare to help the Coast Guard locate their boat just as it was almost entirely submerged.
- Officials have been looking for a missing young girl since Friday afternoon. The girl was ejected from a boat when it caught the wake of a passing boat on the Sassafras River in northern Chesapeake Bay. She was not wearing a life jacket.