Coast Guard rescues boater near Saugatuck, MI

Coast Guard rescues boater near Saugatuck, MI
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); 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...

Coast Guard ends search for two teens near Holland State Park

Coast Guard ends search for two teens near Holland State Park
HOLLAND, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard ended its search Thursday for two teenage boys who disappeared in Lake Michigan after being swept outside the swimming area near the north breakwall by strong rip currents at Holland State Park in Holland, Michigan, Wednesday night. “This is never a choice that is easy to make,” said Cmdr. Leanne Lusk, of Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan. “Coast...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing teen off Holland, Michigan

Coast Guard suspends search for missing teen off Holland, Michigan
HOLLAND, Mich. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday afternoon for a 16 year old boy who was thrown into the water Sunday when the vessel he was aboard capsized during a high-speed turn in Lake Michigan near Holland. “We extend our deepest condolences to the family,” said Cmdr. Carolyn Moberley, of Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan. “Our helicopter and boats crews have been searching...

Coast Guard helicopter crew uses rotor wash to assist 2 fishermen surrounded by ice off Holland, Michigan

Coast Guard helicopter crew uses rotor wash to assist 2 fishermen surrounded by ice off Holland, Michigan
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan used the rotor wash from their aircraft to help clear a path for two fishermen who were pushed offshore aboard their 16-foot boat by wind and ice, and then became surrounded by the ice off Holland, Saturday. Shortly before 10 a.m., a Watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee received a...

Coast Guard conducts medical evacuations in New York and Michigan

Coast Guard conducts medical evacuations in New York and Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard conducted two separate medical evacuations; a woman aboard a tour boat near Alexandria Bay, New York, and a man involved in a diving accident near Saugatuck, Michigan, Saturday. At about 11:30 a.m., a boat crew, aboard a 25-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Holland, Michigan, and an air crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Muskegon, Michigan, responded to the...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from capsized sailboat in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard rescues 4 from capsized sailboat in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard rescued four people after their sailboat capsized near Tunnel Park in Holland, Michigan, Friday afternoon. A man is pulled aboard a 25-response boat by a Coast Guard Station Holland, Mich., crew member near Tunnel Park in Lake Michigan, June 20, 2014. Coast Guard photo illustration by Petty Officer 1st Class William Parkinson At about 1 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Auxiliary members help in rescue of 7 from rip currents in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard Auxiliary members help in rescue of 7 from rip currents in Lake Michigan
HOLLAND, Mich. — Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary rescued seven swimmers in Lake Michigan, near the Holland State Park, who became caught in rip currents after they entered a no swim zone, Saturday evening. After they arrived at 10:15 p.m., auxiliarists assigned to Coast Guard Station Holland, working on foot from the shore, assisted in rescuing five people caught in the rip current in the...

Coast Guard rescues 2 in Lake Macatawa near Holland, MI

CLEVELAND — A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Holland, Mich., rescued two people in Lake Macatawa, Thursday afternoon. Rescued were a man and woman, both wearing life jackets. While underway on a routine patrol aboard a 25-foot Response Boat-Small, the boatcrew saw the two people fall into the water after their 15-foot sailing vessel capsized at about 2:15 p.m. The boatcrew was able to recover...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmers near Saugatuck Dunes State Park

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for two missing men, who were last seen swimming near Saugatuck Dunes State Park, Mich., at about 4 p.m., Tuesday. Search crews from Coast Guard Stations Holland and Grand Haven, Mich.; Coast Guard Air Facility Muskegon, Mich.; Coast Guard Air Station Detroit; and a Canadian C-130 aircraft searched for more than 25 hours in an area covering...