School is out and summer vacation is in! As families head to beaches and lakes, now is the perfect time to learn about keeping you and your loved ones safe, even while on vacation. One of the biggest dangers on our nation’s beaches and lakefronts are rip currents. Rip currents are narrow channels of fast-moving water that pull swimmers away from the shore. They can occur any time, in good or bad weather, on breezy days and calm days and at high tide or low tide.
Yesterday, Coast Guard Compass reported that Guardians rescued a 3-year-old boy reportedly kidnapped by his estranged father. Today, we can report that the Coast Guard handed the father over to the FBI last night and the man appeared in federal [...]
Recently, the Compass received a comment asking what a small craft advisory means and what size of boats are considered small crafts. This is an interesting question, but it doesn’t have a real straight forward answer. For one thing, there [...]