In The News

altThank you to the news outlets and blogs that have shared the Saved by the Beacon Campaign. Your efforts have helped spread awareness on life-saving technology such as Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs), and educated the public about safe recreational boating.

Below are highlights of the Saved by the Beacon campaign in the news and stories of those that have been "Saved by the Beacon."

2016

FL: Man on Jet Ski rescued by Coast Guard 25 miles east of Miami - December 30, 2016 - Local 10
Top 10 Tips to Maximize Your Chance of Rescue Using Emergency Beacons - November 2, 2016 - McMurdo Group
For boaters, emergency locator beacons can save lives - October 24, 2016 - The Press
CA: Coast Guard rescues boater near San Miguel Island - September 22, 2016 - Ventura County Star
HI: Coast Guard rescues man from capsized vessel off Kauai - September 1, 2016 - KHON 2
HI: Coast Guard Rescues 3 Boaters After Mayday Call off Hawaiian Coast - July 6, 2016 - ABC News
SC: 4 rescued from capsized boat after alert from an electronic positioning device was received - June 29, 2016 - South Strand News (see video here)
Eckerd College Search and Rescue Now Equipped with Emergency Beacons - June 21, 2016 - ACR Electronics
Canadian Armed Forces Air Crews Rescue Stranded Boaters - May 23, 2016 - Canada Department of National Defence
Coast Guard reminds boaters of importance of maintaining Emergency Locator Beacons - May 7, 2016 - The Log
U.S. Coast Guard rescues two fishermen after boat sinks - March 7, 2016 - WPTV
Three 406 MHz beacon awareness day tips - April 1, 2016 - Sail-World
Bradenton fisherman shares survival story after boat sinks - March 14, 2016 - WFLA
NOAA Satellites helped save 250 lives in 2015 - February 16, 2016 - NOAA
Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters from the Gulf of Mexico - January 17, 2016 - WSVN
Four Guys and a Girl on a FIREBALL! Saved by the Beacon Story submitted by Sirius Signal
"Message in a Bottle..." Saved by the Beacon Story submitted by Sirius Signal

2015

The 406 MHz Beacon is a Lifesaver - July 28, 2015 - Yachting Magazine
Saved by the Beacon - May 14, 2015 - All At Sea
Boating tip: Wear It! - May 14, 2015 - TCPalm 
The USCG and National Safe Boating Council remind recreational boaters of the importance of EPIRBS in conjunction with 406Mhz Beacon Awareness Day - April - May 2015 Issue - Western Outdoor Times 
The Coast Guard, National Safe Boating Council Remind Mariners on Importance of EPIRBS - April 6, 2015 - U.S. Coast Guard Newsroom 
Saved by the Beacon National Campaign - April 1, 2015 - Forespar's Point of View Blog 
Survival Rescue/ACR - February 18, 2015 - Yacht A Fun 
MIAMI 2015: Safe-boating event includes staged rescue drill - February 17, 2015 - Trade Only Today 
Saved by the Beacon Official Press Release - February 11, 2015 - National Safe Boating Council 
Coast Guard rescues 2 from boat taking on water near Bogue Inlet - December 9, 2015 - WITN
2 Fishermen Rescued after Boat Capsizes off SW Miami-Dade - December 3, 2015 - 7News WSVN Miami/Ft. Lauderdale
3 Fishermen Rescued by Coast Guard off the coast of San DiegoNovember 7, 2015 - 10News KGTV San Diego
Kiwi survivor talks after Pacific Ocean rescue from burning boat - June 25, 2015 - stuff.co.nz World News
Great Texas 300 catamaran race starts with 2 Coast Guard rescues on the 1st day - June 19, 2015 - DVIDS
Coast Guard rescues four persons from sinking vessel off of Manitowoc, Wis - June 19, 2015 - DVIDS 
Coast Guard: 5 boaters rescued 62 miles east of Charleston with help of emergency radio device - June 14, 2015 - The Post and Courier 
Video Release: Coast Guard Rescues 4 from Sinking Vessel near Lituya Bay, Alaska - June 10, 2015 - U.S. Coast Guard Newsroom 
Coast Guard rescues 4 from sunken boat in La - June 9, 2015 - Pensacola News Journal
Boating tip: Wear It! - May 14, 2015 - TCPalm
AK: Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen after boat catches fire off Kodiak Island - April 21, 2015 - Alaska Dispatch News
Vinalhaven man pleads guilty for hoax distress call to Coast Guard - April 15, 2015 - Bangor Daily News 
TX: Coast Guard rescues 4 people from disabled boat 65 miles off Freeport - March 25, 2015 - KHOU News
A registered 406 MHz distress beacon with GPS is your best chance of being rescued - March 20, 2015 - Australian Maritime Safety Authority
NC: Two rescued after Coastguardsman received a distress message from an emergency beacon - March 8, 2015 - ABC 13 News Now
MA: Coast Guard Rescues Sailors Off Nantucket in Winter Storm - February 16, 2015 - NBC News
Ill-fated crew survives inferno at sea - February 4, 2015 - Coast Guard Compass 
NC: Coast Guard rescues 5 people from damaged sailboat off coast - January 31, 2015 - WRAL News 
Two duck hunters rescued after quick 911 call from youngster - October 21, 2012 - Alaska Dispatch News
On the water and in distress? Use your VHF, not your cell - September 4, 2012 - U.S. Coast Guard Newsroom
Live to Tell: Black Wave - March 4, 2009 - CBSNews.com