Skip to main content

Coast Guard honors boy who saved his grandfather

A Coast Guard official and congressman on Monday presented a 9-year-old boy from Jonesport, Maine, with the Coast Guard Certificate of Valor. Matthew Drisko was recognized for heroic actions while helping to rescue his grandfather May 26, 2009, during a fishing trip.

The man became tangled in a line and fell overboard into 44-degree water. After attempting several times to lift his grandfather back onto the boat, Drisko, the only other occupant, secured a life jacket to his grandfather and maneuvered the boat to a fishing vessel that was passing nearby. The fishing boat's crew helped to pull the man aboard.

The boy hopes to one day be a lobsterman like his grandfather.

Click here for a local report at the time of the incident.

Related

Norm#4

Doing Good for a Good Night’s Sleep

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association partnered with “A Bed for Every Child” to build beds for families in need.

1_RBFF.BOARD

RBFF Adds Six Board Members

The foundation said the board members add a breadth of experience from the fishing and boating industries as well as state government agency work.

1_PULSE.PING

DEALERS: How Was Business in the First Half of 2022?

Did the first six months of the year meet your expectations, and did you make budget? Take the Pulse Report survey here.

1_AKZO.CEO

AkzoNobel Names New CEO

The company said Gregoire Poux-Guillaume’s experience as CEO of two other companies includes a track record of growth and teambuilding.

1_FLEXOFOLD

Flexofold Hires New Managing Director

The company said Henning Uldall will concentrate on sales growth and moving the company to a new headquarters.

1_STO.AWARDS

Soundings Trade Only Announces Fifth Annual Most Innovative Marine Company Awards

The global program will recognize transformative innovation and ingenuity that benefits the marine industry.

1_YAMAHATARPONTRUST

Yamaha Is Now the Official Outboard of BTT

The outboard manufacturer announced a sponsorship of the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, which aims to protect and conserve populations of the popular gamefish.

1_BTN

The Only Strength Is in Sail

Overall demand trends are still very strong even though recreational boat registrations continue to plunge in most vessel categories. Only three of the 15 boat-type categories saw increases in April 2022—sail was the lone category that was up in March.