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...

Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie warns of unstable ice

Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie warns of unstable ice
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan — With the forecast rain, wind and above-freezing temperatures this weekend, the Coast Guard is urging people to use extreme caution when venturing onto the ice across Lake Superior, St. Marys River, and the northern parts of lakes Michigan and Huron. The Coast Guard is also increasing its ice breaking operations in preparation for the upcoming maritime shipping season,...

Coast Guard air station medically evacuates man from Beaver Island

Coast Guard air station medically evacuates man from Beaver Island
Traverse City, Michigan – U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City medically evacuated a man experiencing a life-threatening illness from Beaver Island in northern Lake Michigan Saturday morning. Early in the morning search-and-rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie received notice from officials on the island of a man needing a medical evacuation. After consulting with...

Coast Guard, local team save 2 from Portage Lake on Keewenaw Peninsula

Coast Guard, local team save 2 from Portage Lake on Keewenaw Peninsula
US Coast Guard File Photo HOUGHTON, Mich. – Rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Portage, Mich., and the Houghton County Fire Department saved two people after they broke through ice on Portage Lake on the Keewenaw Peninsula in Lake Superior, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie received a report from Houghton County Emergency Dispatch at about 1:35 p.m. that two persons had broken through...

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue 10 people, 3 dogs from Chocolay River flooding

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue 10 people, 3 dogs from Chocolay River flooding
Petty Officers Gerard Gagnon, Tim Koscielny and Terry Bailey launch a rescue skiff Oct. 18 ,2016, down a flooded driveway near the Chocolay River in Marquette, Michigan. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Marquette) SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan, — The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued 10 people and three dogs from the floods along the Chocolay River near Marquette, Michigan, Tuesday morning. At...

Coast Guard air crew rescues stranded kayaker in Lake Superior

Coast Guard air crew rescues stranded kayaker in Lake Superior
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard air crew rescued a kayaker in Lake Superior Friday afternoon. At 1 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, received an emergency transmission over marine radio from a kayaker reporting that he and three other kayakers had capsized and had become separated from their group in Lake Superior near Grand Island. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie watchstanders...

Coast Guard, National Park Service rescue 3 in Munising Bay

Coast Guard, National Park Service rescue 3 in Munising Bay
SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan – The Coast Guard and National Park Service rescued three people in Munising Bay, near Munising, Michigan, after their kayaks capsized Tuesday. At 4:48 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie received notification from a man reporting that his kayak had capsized in the bay between Sand Point and Minors Castle Point and he had swam to shore, but did not know where the other...

Coast Guard responding to grounded freighter in Whitefish Bay

Coast Guard responding to grounded freighter in Whitefish Bay
SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — Coast Guard crews continue to respond to a grounded freighter in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior. The motor vessel Roger Blough, an 833 ft U.S. Cargo vessel, has run aground in the vicinity of Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior with reports of flooding. All crew members are reported safe with no injuries. Crew reports no sign of pollution in the water. Responding...

Multi-agency full-scale mass-rescue exercise in Waiska Bay, Michigan

Multi-agency full-scale mass-rescue exercise in Waiska Bay, Michigan
SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan – The Coast Guard is teaming up with members from two dozen agencies for a full-scale  in Waiska Bay in Brimley, Michigan, Saturday. The joint exercise involves a simulated aircraft crash into Waiska Bay near Bay Mills Point, designed to test coordinated emergency response and provides the participating agencies the opportunity to evaluate the coordination between multi-agency...