Coast Guard, local agencies end search for missing teens

Coast Guard, local agencies end search for missing teens
USCG FIle Photo CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and local response crews ended their search for two missing teenagers after divers recovered the bodies from Lake Ontario near Robert Wehle Park, Monday. At 12:45 p.m., divers from the New York State Police Underwater Recovery Team recovered two deceased males from under the water and confirmed they were the missing swimmers. At about 3:30 p.m. Sunday,...

Air Station Traverse City “Open Ramp” will kick off National Cherry Festival Air Show

Air Station Traverse City "Open Ramp" will kick off National Cherry Festival Air Show
Hundreds of visitors line the tarmacs at Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., during their Open Ramp event in 2014. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The crew of Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City will host its annual “Open Ramp” event to kick off the 2017 National Cherry Festival Air Show, Friday. The “Open Ramp” will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public;...

Traverse City aircrew returns from Missouri after supporting flood response efforts

Traverse City aircrew returns from Missouri after supporting flood response efforts
An aerial photograph taken during a Coast Guard over flight shows the impact of flooding in Missouri May 5, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City returned home from supporting flood response efforts in Missouri late Sunday night. The aircrew arrived in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Tuesday to support response efforts in areas that...

Coast Guard continues response for grounded vessel near Ludington

Coast Guard continues response for grounded vessel near Ludington
The remains of a 76-foot pleasure craft sit in Lake Michigan April 21, 2017 off Ludington, Mich.  U.S. Coast Guard photo CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews continue to monitor salvage operations Friday of a 76-foot recreational vessel that grounded on April 15 in the vicinity of Big Sable Point near Ludington, Michigan. The vessel’s superstructure has broken off with debris scattered along the...

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...

Air Station Traverse City to host local student accepted into US Coast Guard Academy

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City will host a woman who was recently accepted into the United States Coast Guard Academy and her family for a visit to the unit Monday. Sydney Arendt will begin her schooling at the Coast Guard Academy, one of the nation’s five military service academies, during the summer of 2017. The event will welcome Arendt and her guests to the Coast...

Coast Guard medevacs 2 people off Beaver Island

Coast Guard medevacs 2 people off Beaver Island
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A Coast Guard aircrew from Traverse City medically evacuated two people off Beaver Island Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie received a medevac request from officials on Beaver Island early Friday evening. Due to poor visibility and icing conditions, an aircrew from Traverse City was forced to delay its response. By late morning Saturday, weather...

Traverse City aircrew rescues injured snowmobiler from remote area in Canada

Traverse City aircrew rescues injured snowmobiler from remote area in Canada
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich – A helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City rescued an injured snowmobiler suffering life-threatening injuries from a remote area in southern Canada Saturday. Personnel at Canada’s Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Trenton, Ontario, received a report of the emergency from the Ontario Provincial Police Department and Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Fire Department...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to hold mass rescue exercise in Milwaukee

Coast Guard, partner agencies to hold mass rescue exercise in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard and more than 20 federal, state and local agencies will conduct a full-scale, mass rescue and recovery exercise at multiple locations near the Milwaukee waterfront and on Lake Michigan Thursday. Events will take place at different locations, including McKinley Marina, General Mitchell Airport and in the city of Cudahy. The Coast Guard, Milwaukee County, and the city...