Rescue stories



Two Missing Boaters Rescued in the Gulf of Mexico

by IERCC Duty Officer on August 1st, 2016

Galveston, TX (Click2Houston) by Troy Blevins - Online Editor

Karl Shram, Chris Bergeron found safe Saturday evening.

Two boaters who were reported missing by the U.S. Coast Guard were found safe Saturday evening. Officials said the boaters, Karl Shram and Chris Bergeron, are from Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Shram and Bergeron reportedly left Lake Charles aboard a 42-foot boat. Officials said their departure time was unknown.

The Coast Guard said the men used their satellite phone to make a distress call to the International Emergency Response Coordination Center.

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Cross Country Cyclist Sidelined After Accident

by IERCC Duty Officer on May 6th, 2016

GOES IERCC Sends Aid to Canadian Man with Autism Biking Cross Country

ELKO, Nev. (KWQC) – A man who made a stop in the Quad Cities last month on his cross-country bike ride for Autism Awareness has been forced to postpone his trip due to an injury.

According to his Facebook page, Paul Favro Jr. has traveled over 2,000 miles and was less than 500 miles from his goal when the accident happened. Favro made a stop in the Quad Cities, crossing the Mississippi River on April 12, 2016. While he was here, he talked about Autism and his journey.

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Lost Hiker - Essex County

by IERCC Duty Officer on April 13, 2016

Essex County, New York - Town of North Hudson (Dix Mountain Wilderness) Hiker Found and Rescued.

On April 10 at 12:40 a.m., DEC Central Dispatch received notification from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) of a personal locator beacon (PLB) emergency activation alert. A 52-year-old man from Voorheesville, NY and a 40-year-old woman from Albany, NY activated the PLB near the Slide Brook lean-to in the Dix Mountain Wilderness Area, reporting they were lost.

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