Coast Guard suspends search for overdue fisherman on Lake Michigan

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue fisherman on Lake Michigan
Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Air Station Traverse City CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for an overdue fisherman on Lake Michigan near Kewaunee, Wisconsin, Thursday. Missing is Mark Wautelet, 38 years old, approximately 6-feet tall, 270 pounds with brownish hair. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received a notification from...

Coast Guard searching for overdue fisherman on Lake Michigan

Coast Guard searching for overdue fisherman on Lake Michigan
Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for an overdue fisherman on Lake Michigan near Kewaunee, Wisconsin, Thursday. Missing is Mark Wautelet, 38 years old, approximately 6-feet tall, 270 pounds with brownish hair. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received a notification from Kewaunee Dispatch at approximately 11:15...

Lost 5-year-old boy rescued in Sleeping Bear Dunes

Lost 5-year-old boy rescued in Sleeping Bear Dunes
A rescue swimmer from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan is lowered after locating a lost 5-year-old boy in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Upper Michigan, June 29, 2018.  (Photo courtesy of Glen Lake Fire Department) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Coast Guard assisted local agencies in finding a 5-year-old boy who went missing in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Friday. A...

Coast Guard locates vessel with 49 people lost in heavy fog off Navy Pier

Coast Guard locates vessel with 49 people lost in heavy fog off Navy Pier
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker. CHICAGO — The Coast Guard located a motor vessel with 49 people aboard after one of the passengers called 911 stating she was concerned that the operator had become disoriented in heavy fog off of Navy Pier near the Chicago Harbor breakwall, Saturday. Shortly before 11 p.m., a watchstander in the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues boater near Saugatuck, MI

Coast Guard rescues boater near Saugatuck, MI
Coast Guard Station St. Joseph 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty) CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard Air Facility Muskegon MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted a boater near Saugatuck, Michigan, Sunday. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received a Mayday call over VHF-FM Channel-16 of a male voice asking if anyone can hear him. After...

Coast Guard hosts Leadership and Diversity Symposium

Coast Guard hosts Leadership and Diversity Symposium
MILWAUKEE — Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan hosted its fourth annual Leadership and Diversity Symposium at the Milwaukee War Memorial, Thursday. More than 180 Coast Guard members stationed throughout the Great Lakes region and beyond attended the symposium. The purpose of the event was to bring together leaders from all levels of the service to discuss leadership, mentorship and resources available...

Coast Guard conducting rescues in flooded community in S.W. Michigan

Coast Guard conducting rescues in flooded community in S.W. Michigan
Members from Coast Guard Station St. Joseph’s Ice-Rescue Team help evacuate individuals, February 22, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – The Coast Guard and local agencies are conducting house-to-house rescues and assisting with evacuations in southwest Michigan experiencing flooding from the St. Joseph River, Thursday. A watchstander at Coast Guard Station St. Joseph...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people and 1 dog off Muskegon

Coast Guard rescues 3 people and 1 dog off Muskegon
29-foot Response Boat-Small U.S. Coast Guard file photo) CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued three people and their dog Saturday morning in Lake Michigan just over 3.5 nautical miles northwest of Muskegon, Michigan. Shortly before 9:30 a.m, watchstanders with the Coast Guard 9th District Command Center in Cleveland, received reports of an unregistered emergency position-indicating radio beacon...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people, 2 dogs near Wilmette, Illinois

Coast Guard rescues 3 people, 2 dogs near Wilmette, Illinois
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard Station Calumet Harbor 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew rescued three people and two dogs who were unable to return to harbor due to heavy weather near Wilmette Harbor, Illinois, Sunday evening. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received notification from Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor of a report that a de-masted, 37-foot sailboat was under power...