Kayak Adventurer Halts Paddle For Poi

Was it the same failed lone kayaker from 2014?

A man who set out to paddle his kayak from Monterey to Hawaii failed to make it more than a few miles, only to have his kayak overturned in rough seas near Asilomar Beach Tuesday morning.
The 60-year-old unidentified man was unconscious and not breathing as rescuers performed CPR on him at around 7:15 a.m., Cal Fire Battalion Chief Mike Meddles told The Pine Cone.

Kayak Adventurer Halts Paddle For Poi

Coast Guard Faces Budget Cuts

US Coast Guard

 

With the possibility of a hobbled Coast Guard on the Central Coast, local entities that have relied on the guard in the past may have to adjust their expectations.

“We utilize them but not on a routine basis,” said Sean James, the public safety superintendent for the California State Parks’ Monterey District.

“Monterey or Pacific Grove might put in a request where the Coast Guard is not available to respond,” said James.

There might be times when the State Parks’ rescue swimmers would be called in because a Coast Guard boat was not available. Water rescues in the Cannery Row, Point Pinos and Moss Landing areas benefit from the presence of the guard close by.

Coast Guard Faces Budget Cuts

Hero Coastie Saves Unconscious Diver

San Carlos Beach
San Carlos Beach

Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Garrison was working on the boat dock when he noticed and heard commotion on San Carlos Beach. A pedestrian notified Garrison of the situation, and called emergency medical services.

Garrison grabbed a first-aid kit from the station’s 47-foot Motor Lifeboat and ran to the beach.

Once on scene, Garrison found a 39-year-old female scuba diver unconscious on the beach. The diver had been pulled out of the water by fellow divers who had already commenced CPR. Garrison assumed CPR efforts and within a minute, the patient regained consciousness.

Hero Coastie Saves Unconscious Diver

Rescue At Sea!

The Coast Guard received a distress call at about 1:10 p.m. from the “Blue Chip”, a boat 17 feet long with two passengers on board that was disabled and adrift 80 nautical miles west of Point Pinos.

The Coast Guard asked any vessels in the area to divert to the skiff’s location if possible.

The “Golden Bear,” returning from a two-month international training cruise, responded to the call at about 4 p.m. and agreed to assist. The training ship brought the two sailors safely onboard at about 9:55 p.m., according to the Coast Guard.

A big salute to the academy.

Golden Bear

Wikipedia photo

The California Maritime Academy (also known as CMA, Cal Maritime, and CSU, Maritime) is one of 23 campuses in the California State University system and is one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States. It is located in Vallejo, California.

Rescue At Sea!

Winter Might Not The Best Time To Take Up Sailing

Especially in a ten foot boat.

An amateur sailor trying out a new hobby needed to be rescued by the Coast Guard Saturday afternoon after he capsized his 10-foot sailboat off Lovers Point.

Coast Guard Boatswain’s Mate Russell Howard said the sailor, whom he didn’t identify, apparently misjudged the strength of a stiff breeze and flipped the boat over.

Though he managed to flip the boat right-side up, the sailor couldn’t bail the water out fast enough and needed a tow back to the Breakwater Cove Marina.

Winter Might Not The Best Time To Take Up Sailing