Kayaker shares how she nearly drowned in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

An experienced kayaker shares her story of running into danger while kayaking in Cape Cod, Massachussets. The kayaker learned a valuable lesson that day and hopes that in sharing her story, others learn from her mistakes to always be prepared with the right equipment and to wear a life jacket.


An invisible danger: New England waters remain cold into spring

Northeast waters remain cold well into spring. It is tempting to shake off winter by hitting the water on the first warm days of the new season, but the reality is that the water temperature hasn’t caught up to the air temperature, and this equates to an often-overlooked danger. Kayaker Timothy Bare was hours away from becoming part of the growing statistic of paddlecraft related deaths.


A guardian for all seasons

While last weekend may have marked the official beginning of Spring, the Coast Guard finds itself operating in a bevy of different weather conditions across the United States. Winter isn’t over on the St. Clair River Yesterday, the U.S. and […]


itCG-kayaker without a paddle, AMVER works, international outreach, oil spill cleanup

Here is another example of a life jacket and a cell phone likely saving a life at sea. A kayaker, who lost his paddle and could not get back to shore, was able to make one call for help before […]