Coast Guard Station Saginaw River rescues two snowmobilers from icy Saginaw River

Coast Guard Station Saginaw River rescues two snowmobilers from icy Saginaw River
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard crew rescued two men from the Saginaw River after they fell through the ice with their snowmobiles near the Consumers Power Plant early this morning. Just after 8 a.m., the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, in Essexville, Michigan, received a report, from...

Coast Guard reiterates safety measures following rescue of man on ice-covered Sturgeon Bay

Coast Guard reiterates safety measures following rescue of man on ice-covered Sturgeon Bay
CHICAGO — The Coast Guard and representatives from local emergency response agencies are reiterating to everyone the importance of taking the proper precautions before heading outdoors for winter recreation, following a rescue of a Wisconsin man who became disoriented on ice-covered Sturgeon Bay Tuesday evening. At about 5:15 p.m., search-and-rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan Command...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from overturned airboat

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued four people from an overturned airboat near Lafitte, Thursday. Watchstanders with the Eighth Coast Guard District received a report from a friend of the boaters at approximately 10 p.m., that a 16-foot airboat with four people onboard did not return after a boating trip. An MH-65C rescue helicopter and crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans was diverted...

Michigan-based Coast Guardsmen use airboats to assist Red River flood victims

Coast Guard Station Belle Isle airboat. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Tara Molle.CLEVELAND – Personnel and equipment from various Great Lakes Coast Guard units are in the Fargo, N.D., area this week sharing their knowledge and expertise to help evacuate and provide aid for Red River flood victims in the region. Stations Marblehead, Ohio, and Belle Isle in Detroit, each sent an airboat and...

Coast Guard rescues five during multi-agency flood response in North Dakota

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Seth Johnson ST. LOUIS – A Coast Guard airboat crew rescued five people as Coast Guard personnel, airboats and aircraft continue to assist in a multi-agency operation responding to heavy flooding along the Red River in North Dakota and Minnesota, Sunday. The rescue occurred Saturday afternoon near Argusville, N.D., and involved one resident and four responders....

Coast Guard Station Marblehead crew helps 11 people disoriented on Lake Erie during snowstorm

Station Marblehead Airboat - USCG file photo CLEVELAND – The weekend crew at Coast Guard Station Marblehead in Marblehead, Ohio, is staying busy, helping 11 people already today who were disoriented on the ice off Catawba Island, Ohio, during a snowstorm. Initially, four ice fishermen called 911 to report that they had become disoriented and couldn’t find their way back to shore. Dispatchers...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from ice in Little Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

File Photo - USCG Station Sturgeon Bay AirboatCLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people from an ice floe in Little Sturgeon Bay, Wis., today at about 3 a.m. Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay received a report from local dispatch at about 1:30 a.m. of a man and woman on a piece of ice about a half-mile offshore on the Green Bay side of Little Sturgeon Bay. Station crewmembers used a 22-foot...

Coast Guard Station Burlington Demonstrates New Airboat

Burlington, VT – In this video, Coast Guard Station Burlington crewmembers demonstrate their new air boat’s capabilities on Lake Champlain.

Coast Guard Station Burlington scheduled to receive new rescue airboat

BURLINGTON, Vt. — The U.S. Coast Guard announced today that Coast Guard Station Burlington is scheduled to receive a new air boat next week to assist in ice rescues on Lake Champlain.