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The U.S. Coast Guard says two tugboats collided off the Maine coast and one of the vessels sank as it was being towed back to shore.


Coast Guard rescues more than 40 people in Michigan

The Coast Guard says it has rescued more than 40 people and their pets from flooded neighborhoods in southwestern Michigan.


A man claimed his wife had been lost at sea, but now he is accused of killing her

Lewis Bennett is accused of killing his wife Isabella Hellman, of concocting a fake boating accident to make it all appear to be a tragic accident. The murder charges were filed the same day he was sentenced for stealing collectible coins, which the Coast Guard found on his life raft following his rescue.

Drunk on the Chesapeake Bay, he made a false distress call. Now he's going to prison.

A Newport News man who made a false distress call from his boat in the Chesapeake Bay, then threatened a Coast Guard officer who came to rescue him, was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in federal prison.


New North Carolina bridge named after leader of black lifesaving service unit, Civil War soldier

The leader of a heroic Outer Banks rescue team and a soldier who fought with the 36th U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War will have a bridge on N.C. 12 named after him.


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