Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues man stranded on break-wall

Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues man stranded on break-wall
A Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 jayhawk helicopter hovers above the Frankfort North Pier lighthouse and lowers a rescue swimmer to rescue a fisherman stranded on the pier, Frankfort, Michigan, August 11, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man via helicopter who was stranded on the Frankfort North Pier Head entrance to Betsie Lake, Frankfort,...

Coast Guard crew enters water; saves two lives

Coast Guard crew enters water; saves two lives
Petty Officer 3rd Class Adrian Ledesma (second from left) and Petty Officer 3rd Class Benjamin Mattson (far right) carry a 71-year-old grandmother to awaiting Emergency Medical Services and awaiting U.S. Coast Guard personnel on shoreAug. 21, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Lake Michigan). MANISTEE, Mich. — Two members from Coast Guard Station Manistee, Michigan entered the waters...

Coast Guard urges public to heed weather warnings

Coast Guard urges public to heed weather warnings
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Following an incident in Frankfort, Mich., Sunday morning, the Coast Guard is urging the public to stay off breakwalls, jetties and low piers as hazardous weather passes through the area. A crew from Coast Guard Station Frankfort responded when two people were swept off a breakwall due to high wind and waves just before 9 a.m. Sunday. Benzie County sheriff’s initially reported...

Coast Guard hoists 4 people from Lake Michigan in 2 storm-related cases Sunday

Coast Guard hoists 4 people from Lake Michigan in 2 storm-related cases Sunday
CHICAGO – The Coast Guard safely hoisted 4 persons from Lake Michigan in two separate, storm-related cases Sunday. At approximately 5:25 p.m. EST, watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan command center in Milwaukee received a call, via Leelanau County 911, from a man stating that he and his 33-year-old brother were kayaking near the Manitou Islands in northern Michigan when a severe...

Coast Guard crew rescues dog from icy Betsie Bay near Frankfort Shipping Channel

Coast Guard crew rescues dog from icy Betsie Bay near Frankfort Shipping Channel
FRANKFORT, Mich. – An ice rescue team from Coast Guard Station Frankfort pulled a dog to safety Tuesday, after it jumped into icy Betsie Bay near the Frankfort Shipping Channel. At about 9:45 a.m. local time, Petty Officer 1st Class Kurt Lubbers witnessed, from inside the station, a dog jump into the water on the far side of the Bay. Crewmembers activated the search and rescue alarm and contacted...

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers from Lake Michigan near South Manitou Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers from Lake Michigan near South Manitou Island
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers, Sunday evening, from Lake Michigan in the vicinity of South Manitou Island, Michigan. The Coast Guard is not releasing the names of the rescued individuals, and there is no Coast Guard imagery for this case. At about 6 p.m., a rescue air crew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, was requested to assist in the search for two missing...

Coast Guard rescues teen from Betsie Bay near Frankfort, Mich.

Coast Guard rescues teen from Betsie Bay near Frankfort, Mich.
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a 16-year-old male who attempted to swim across Betsie Bay near the city boat launch in Frankfort, Michigan, Saturday evening. Around 9 p.m. last night, a watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee received a call from a Benzie County dispatcher who said a man setting up fireworks called 911 after hearing two young males calling for help in...

Coast Guard assists 5 aboard vessel taking on water in northern Lake Michigan

CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted five recreational boaters on northern Lake Michigan after their vessel began taking on water Thursday afternoon about one mile south of the Frankfort, Michigan, breakwall. Shortly after noon, the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Frankfort, Michigan, received a phone call from a person aboard a 21-foot pleasure craft with four other people aboard stating they...

Coast Guard rescues 4 people in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard rescues 4 people in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued four people from a partially sunk boat in Lake Michigan, two miles northwest of Frankfort, Mich., Monday night. A search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee, received a distress call at 8:45 p.m. on VHF-FM marine radio channel 16 of four people on a partially sunk 22-foot boat in Lake Michigan. A Coast Guard rescue boatcrew from...