Coast Guard assists 4 in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard assists 4 in Lake Michigan
Air Facility Muskegon MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted four people Monday morning after their 16-foot Hobie Cat capsized 500 yards southwest of Warren Dunes State Park in Sawyer, Michigan. Just after 9 a.m., crews at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee received a report from Berrien County 911 dispatch that a 16-foot Hobie Cat with four people aboard...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters near Grand Haven

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters near Grand Haven
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard Station Grand Haven response boat-small crew rescued two injured boaters near Grand Haven, Michigan, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan watchstanders received a mayday call from a good Samaritan reporting a boating collision with injuries. Watchstanders then launched the Grand Haven boatcrew, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Muskegon,...

Coast Guard ends search for two teens near Holland State Park

Coast Guard ends search for two teens near Holland State Park
HOLLAND, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard ended its search Thursday for two teenage boys who disappeared in Lake Michigan after being swept outside the swimming area near the north breakwall by strong rip currents at Holland State Park in Holland, Michigan, Wednesday night. “This is never a choice that is easy to make,” said Cmdr. Leanne Lusk, of Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan. “Coast...

Coast Guard urges public to heed weather warnings

Coast Guard urges public to heed weather warnings
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Following an incident in Frankfort, Mich., Sunday morning, the Coast Guard is urging the public to stay off breakwalls, jetties and low piers as hazardous weather passes through the area. A crew from Coast Guard Station Frankfort responded when two people were swept off a breakwall due to high wind and waves just before 9 a.m. Sunday. Benzie County sheriff’s initially reported...

Coast Guard ends search for missing Canadian man

Coast Guard ends search for missing Canadian man
BUFFALO, NY — The Coast Guard ended its search at sunset Thursday for the man who has been missing since he departed for a fishing trip in eastern Lake Erie Tuesday. Missing is 37-year-old Giusseppe Reinhart from Niagara Falls, Ontario. “Due to the amount of time that has passed since the man departed on his fishing trip and the ideal search conditions our crews experienced over the course of...

Coast Guard to begin operations at seasonal air facilities in Muskegon, Waukegan

Coast Guard to begin operations at seasonal air facilities in Muskegon, Waukegan
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard Air Stations Traverse City, Michigan, and Detroit, located at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Mt. Clemons, Michigan, are scheduled to open their seasonal air facilities in Waukegan, Illinois, and Muskegon, Michigan, Friday, May 27, in order to provide increased search and rescue capabilities and faster response times throughout the Lake Michigan area during the summer...

Coast Guard suspends search for man overboard from freighter in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard suspends search for man overboard from freighter in Lake Michigan
MILWAUKEE — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man who reportedly jumped overboard from a freighter near Big Sable Point in Lake Michigan early Sunday morning. Just before 2 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received a report, via Rescue 21 on VHF-FM Ch. 16, from the motor vessel Stewart J. Cort, a 989-foot, U.S.-flagged freighter owned by the Interlake Steamship...

Coast Guard hoists 4 people from Lake Michigan in 2 storm-related cases Sunday

Coast Guard hoists 4 people from Lake Michigan in 2 storm-related cases Sunday
CHICAGO – The Coast Guard safely hoisted 4 persons from Lake Michigan in two separate, storm-related cases Sunday. At approximately 5:25 p.m. EST, watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan command center in Milwaukee received a call, via Leelanau County 911, from a man stating that he and his 33-year-old brother were kayaking near the Manitou Islands in northern Michigan when a severe...

Coast Guard Air Facility Muskegon rescues kayaker 30 miles offshore in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard Air Facility Muskegon rescues kayaker 30 miles offshore in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a 31-year-old man 30 miles offshore in Lake Michigan Monday morning after he activated his personal locator beacon. Just after 7:30 a.m., CST, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee received notification from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center about a distress signal received from a PLB in the middle of Lake Michigan,...