Coast Guard Great Lakes responds to 16 cases over weekend

Coast Guard Great Lakes responds to 16 cases over weekend
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard Ninth District crews responded to a total of nine search and rescue cases and seven law enforcement cases throughout the Great Lakes Region over the weekend. Highlights from weekend search and rescue cases include: A 46-year-old male became overwhelmed by weather conditions while transiting from Peche Island to Belle Isle, Michigan, via kayak, Friday. He contacted his father...

Coast Guard hoists 5 people from breakwall near Harbor Beach, Michigan

Coast Guard hoists 5 people from breakwall near Harbor Beach, Michigan
Air Station Detroit MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo DETROIT – An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit rescued 5 people from the rocks after their fishing vessel lost power and was blown against a breakwall by high winds, Friday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Detroit command center received a call at 2 p.m. from the Huron County Sheriff Department about a 25-foot fishing vessel...

Coast Guard searching for PIW in Sandusky Bay

Coast Guard searching for PIW in Sandusky Bay
A MH-65C Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit File photo by Seaman Brooke Sauers CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in Sandusky Bay after he was reported missing Friday evening. Crews are searching for a 245-pound male with blond hair, wearing a black long-sleeve t-shirt. Just before 7 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Detroit Command Center watchstanders...

Coast Guard conducts ice rescues on Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard conducts ice rescues on Saginaw Bay
DETROIT – The Coast Guard conducted two ice rescues on Saginaw Bay, Sunday, rescuing one man who had fallen through the ice while on an ATV, and another man who became stranded while ice fishing Coast Guard Station Saginaw River Airboat file photo. . The Coast Guard was contacted by Bay City emergency 911 stating that an ice fisherman, about two miles off of Pinconning State Park, heard someone screaming...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from ice in Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 from ice in Saginaw Bay
Coast Guard Station Saginaw River 20-foot Special Purpose Craft-Airboat file photo by Commodore Jerri Smith, Coast Guard Auxiliary, 9th District Central Region CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people who fell through the ice in Saginaw Bay, Michigan, Saturday evening. The individuals had been ice fishing and were returning to shore on an all-terrain vehicle when the ATV broke through...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from Lake Erie ice floe

Coast Guard rescues 5 from Lake Erie ice floe
Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Delong DETROIT — Coast Guard Sector Detroit’s Command Center coordinated with U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit​, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and other local rescue responders to save five fishermen from Lake Erie after they were stranded on an ice floe Friday. Sector Detroit’s Command Center received a distress call...

Coast Guard Air Station Detroit rescues man on Lake St. Clair

Coast Guard Air Station Detroit rescues man on Lake St. Clair
Rescue crews from Air Station Detroit and EMS pose for a photo Jan. 11, 2018 following the rescue of a man from Lake St. Clair. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Detroit) CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man from the ice Thursday in Mitchell’s Bay, Ontario, on Lake St. Clair. Shortly after 6 p.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard 9th District Command Center were contacted...

Coast Guard and Lake Carriers’ Association sign training agreement

Coast Guard and Lake Carriers' Association sign training agreement
Rear Adm. Joanna Nunan, Coast Guard Ninth District commander, and James Weakley, Lake Carriers’ Association president, sign a memorandum of agreement for maritime industry rescue training in Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Steenson.) CLEVELAND — The United States Coast Guard and the Lake Carriers’ Association signed a memorandum...

Coast Guard rescues 7 off grounded vessel in Western Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 7 off grounded vessel in Western Lake Erie
Air Station Detroit MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued seven people Saturday evening off their grounded vessel on Buckeye Reef near Middle Bass Island in Western Lake Erie. Shortly after 7:30 p.m. Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a report of a 28-foot vessel that was hard aground on Buckeye Reef with five adults and two children...