Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue boater near Milwaukee

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue boater near Milwaukee
USCG File Photo CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard Station Milwaukee 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium crew and good Samaritans rescued a man on Lake Michigan near Milwaukee Harbor, Wisconsin, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan watchstanders received notification of a 17-foot Alumacraft under power with no persons aboard, and they issued an urgent marine information broadcast, directed a Coast Guard Station...

Five people rescued in two separate cases during Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

Five people rescued in two separate cases during Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay file photo CLEVELAND — Five people were rescued in two separate cases during the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, Sunday on Lake Michigan. One person was rescued by a good Samaritan after falling overboard during the race and four people were rescued by the Coast Guard after their sailing vessel capsized during the race. The first case took place shortly...

Air Station Traverse City welcomes first of 3 new Jayhawk helicopters

Air Station Traverse City welcomes first of 3 new Jayhawk helicopters
An MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter taxis on the runway at Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, April 13, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Traverse City) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City will host local government officials and first responders Thursday after receiving the first of three MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters that are due to be permanently transferred to the unit...

Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City helicopter transition will bring increased capabilities to Great Lakes

Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City helicopter transition will bring increased capabilities to Great Lakes
A pair of MH-60T Jayhawk helicopters on the flightline at Air Station Kodiak, May 13, 2016. The MH-60T has a maximum range of 700 nautical miles and can reach up to 180 knots. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Tracey Mertens, Coast Guard Auxiliary. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. –The Coast Guard will begin reallocation of its helicopter resources, replacing four MH-65 Dolphins at Coast Guard  Air Station Traverse...

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, local agencies respond to boat crash in Milwaukee Harbor

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to boat crash in Milwaukee Harbor
MILWAUKEE —A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Milwaukee, along with crews from the Milwaukee Police and Fire Departments, responded to a report of a vessel that crashed into the breakwall of the Milwaukee Harbor late Monday. Search and rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received a report at about 10:45 p.m. that a boat was seen traveling at a high rate of speed near the breakwall...

Coast Guard and motor vessel Joseph L. Block rescue man from water in northern Lake Michigan

Coast Guard and motor vessel Joseph L. Block rescue man from water in northern Lake Michigan
MILWAUKEE —The motor vessel Joseph L. Block responded to a distress call and rescued a boater out of Lake Michigan’s waters Monday morning after the boater’s 28-foot vessel began to sink 10 miles off of Port Washington, Wisconsin. Search-and-rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee, received a distress call just before 8:30 a.m., Monday, that a vessel was taking-on-water...

Coast Guard suspends search for 54-year-old male in Lake Michigan near Chicago

Coast Guard suspends search for 54-year-old male in Lake Michigan near Chicago
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a 54-year-old male missing in Lake Michigan near Chicago at 2:05 p.m., Sunday. Missing is Daniel Brown, last seen wearing khaki shorts and a grey t-shirt, who reportedly fell overboard from a sailing vessel, Saturday at about 7:30 p.m. The Coast Guard conducted 20 searches covering 98 square miles of Lake Michigan starting Saturday evening and...

Coast Guard searching for 54-year-old male in Lake Michigan near Chicago

Coast Guard searching for 54-year-old male in Lake Michigan near Chicago
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is searching for a 54-year-old male missing in Lake Michigan near Chicago since Saturday evening. Missing is Daniel Brown, last seen wearing khaki shorts and a grey t-shirt, who reportedly fell overboard from a sailing vessel. At about 7:30 p.m., Saturday, a search and rescue coordinator from Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, located in Milwaukee, responded to a callout,...