Tyler Ferreby Receives Coast Guard Foundation Fallen Heroes Scholarship

Posted on February 19, 2020

Full scholarship awarded in honor of his father, Seaman Christopher Ferreby

Tyler Ferreby was just seven months old when his father, Seaman Christopher Ferreby, died from injuries incurred while on a maritime law enforcement patrol on Lake Ontario, near the mouth of the Niagara River in New York State.

Ferreby and three other Coast Guard crew members were aboard a 22-foot patrol boat in the cold winter that March 2001, when a rogue wave topped the boat and all four were forced into the water. After they failed to check-in, Coast Guard from nearby Station Niagara launched a search and located the crew in the water, wearing dry suits and life jackets. Two of the crew members were treated for hypothermia. Tragically, Seaman Ferreby and BM2 Scott Chism succumbed to their injuries.