Coast Guard rescues 26-year-old male swimmer in Duluth

Coast Guard rescues 26-year-old male swimmer in Duluth
Coast Guard Station Duluth 25-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by SN Vanessa Scasny CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a 26-year-old swimmer in Duluth Harbor, Saturday. The survivor stated that he was swimming alone in the harbor when he became overtaken by the currents. At approximately 7 a.m., local, the Coast Guard received notification of a person yelling for help in Duluth Harbor. Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Alder crew aids 3 near Duluth

Coast Guard Cutter Alder crew aids 3 near Duluth
Coast Guard Cutter Alder file photo CLEVELAND — The crew of a Coast Guard Cutter Alder small boat rescued three people early Monday evening when the crew witnessed a 15-foot sailboat capsize in Duluth Harbor. No injuries were reported. At around 6 p.m., CDT, the crew onboard the Alder’s small boat was underway for line-handling drills near the Duluth lift bridge when they witnessed the sailboat...

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Air Force end search for man missing in Lake Superior

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Air Force end search for man missing in Lake Superior
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. — U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Air Force and local crews ended their search for a man missing in Lake Superior near Tofte, Minnesota, after he was found unresponsive late Tuesday evening. At approximately 10:00 p.m., CST, the Coast Guard recovered the man about a half mile away from where he entered the water and approximately 400 yards off shore. The Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Air Force searching for man missing in Lake Superior near Tofte, Minn

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Air Force searching for man missing in Lake Superior near Tofte, Minn
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — Rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Duluth, Coast Guard Cutter Alder and a Royal Canadian Air Force C-130 aircraft crew from Winnipeg, Manitoba, are enroute to search for a man in the water off of Tofte, Minnesota. At around 3:20 p.m., CST, a watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie received a report from Cook County, Minnesota, dispatch reporting a man in the...

Coast Guard suspends search for pilot of single-engine aircraft in Lake Superior after body found

Coast Guard suspends search for pilot of single-engine aircraft  in Lake Superior after body found
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard suspended its search late Saturday for the pilot of a single-engine aircraft that went down about 7 nautical miles east of Duluth, Minnesota, shortly after noon. Coast Guard search efforts were suspended shortly after sunset after completing 10 separate search patterns, covering 35-square nautical miles. A debris field approximately 250 yards in diameter was located...

Coast Guard, local agencies responding to downed single-engine aircraft in Lake Superior

CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to a report of a downed single-engine aircraft with one person aboard, northeast of Duluth, Minnesota, in Lake Superior Saturday afternoon. Shortly after 12:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie received a report from personnel at the Duluth International Airport tower of a single engine white and maroon airplane...

How to avoid becoming a “Cold Water Challenge” casualty

How to avoid becoming a "Cold Water Challenge" casualty
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard 9th District urges swimmers to consider potentially lethal risk factors before entering cold water without adequate supervision. This warning comes in response to the Cold Water Challenge, a trending video topic on social media sites, which calls for participants to record themselves plunging into frigid water or else make a donation to a selected charity, and then...

Coast Guard warns of increasingly unstable ice conditions due to warming weather

Coast Guard warns of increasingly unstable ice conditions due to warming weather
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is issuing a warning Wednesday about increasingly warm temperatures that will increase the possibility of weakened ice across the Great Lakes region. The combination of warmer temperatures and shifting winds has caused extremely hazardous ice conditions throughout the lakes and surrounding rivers, increasing the possibility of the remaining ice breaking apart. “Ice...

Coast Guard assists 2 separate disabled vessels in Lake Superior

Coast Guard assists 2 separate disabled vessels in Lake Superior
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted two separate disabled vessels in Lake Superior late Sunday night, towing the vessels to local marinas. At 8:53 p.m., a rescue boat crew, aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Bayfield, Wis., responded to an urgent marine information broadcast issued by the harbor master at Saxon Harbor, which is located on Lake Superior’s Oronto...