Coast Guard continues field exercise on Green Bay

Great Lakes Coast Guard NewsGreen Bay – Personnel fromĀ Coast Guard Station St. Ignace, Mich. and Coast Guard Station Duluth, MN were on Green Bay Friday conducting an ice rescue drill.

Representatives from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center in New London, Conn., have been conducting drills to gather data and information to be used to assist search and rescue responders on the Great Lakes and decrease time needed to located a person in distress on ice.

Petty Officer 1st class Joseph Gagnon (standing on the ice) and Seaman Jennifer Pender, from Coast Guard Station St. Ignace, Mich., search for mannequins representing person in distress during an ongoing field exercise on Green Bay in northern Wisc., February15, 2013. Representatives from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center in New London Conn., have been conducting drills to gather date and information to be used to assist search and rescue responders on the Great Lakes and decrease time needed to located a person in distress on ice. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf

Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Gagnon (standing on the ice) and Seaman Jennifer Pender, both from Coast Guard Station St. Ignace, Mich., search for mannequins representing persons in distress during an ongoing field exercise on Green Bay Feb. 15, 2013.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf

Members from Coast Guard Stations St. Ignace and Duluth, and a member working with the Coast Guard Research and Development Center, participate in an ongoing field exercise on Green Bay in northern Wisc., Feb. 15, 2013. Data and information gathered will be used to assist search and rescue responders on the Great Lakes and to help decrease time needed to located a person in distress on ice. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf

Members from Coast Guard Stations St. Ignace, Mich., and Duluth, Minn., and a member working with the Coast Guard Research and Development Center participate in an ongoing field exercise on Green Bay Feb. 15, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf

Members from Coast Guard Stations St. Ignace, Mich., and Duluth, Minn., and a member working with the Coast Guard Research and Development Center participate in an ongoing field exercise on Green Bay Feb. 15, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf

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