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The U.S. Coast Guard says a fisherman fell from his boat into Long Island Sound when a fish he hooked pulled him overboard.

The Connecticut Post reports it happened around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Officer Dustin James says the man was uninjured and rescued by a good Samaritan in Stratford. He was safely returned to his 50-foot trawler.

James says the man was in the water for about 11 minutes. A Bridgeport marine unit and the U.S. Coast Guard were at the scene.

The man wasn't immediately identified.

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Leaders of the Coast Guards from the U.S., Russia, and the six other nations with territory in the Arctic have signed a historic deal at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.

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Delivering the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, Wednesday, President Barack Obama said cadets will have to deal with the effects of climate change in their careers.

"You know the beauty of the sea, but you also know its unforgiving power," Obama said. "Here at the Academy, climate change- understanding the science and the consequences- is part of the curriculum, and rightly so, because it will affect everything that you do in your careers."

And some graduates say they'll be dealing with climate change as soon as this summer.

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A 139-year-old lighthouse in Long Island Sound is for sale, but a buyer has yet to step forward.

Commercial fisherman on Long Island, along with New York Senator Charles Schumer, are urging the Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers to speed up repairs on a navigation light at Jones Beach.