Coast Guard rescues 2 people after boat sinks in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard rescues 2 people after boat sinks in Lake Michigan
Boat crew members from Coast Guard Station Kenosha pose with the two men they rescued, Friday, July 14, 2017 at Waukegan Harbor, Illinois.  CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two men from the water after their boat sank while on a fishing trip near Waukegan Harbor, Illinois, Friday. The two men, 29 and 31 years old, were approximately one mile east of Waukegan Harbor when their 15-foot bass...

Multiple weekend rescues prompt Coast Guard warning about cold water

Multiple weekend rescues prompt Coast Guard warning about cold water
USCG File Photo CHICAGO — The Coast Guard is reminding people who plan to recreate outdoors about the continued dangers of cold water despite warmer air temperatures. As temperatures approached 80 degrees in some areas of the Midwest Saturday and Sunday, people took to the water, and the Coast Guard responded to multiple cases on the Great Lakes involving boaters in distress, including four people...

Coast Guard rescues man wearing life jacket in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard rescues man wearing life jacket in Lake Michigan
MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard rescued a man in Lake Michigan near Waukegan, Illinois, Wednesday night. At 10:30 p.m. watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee, received notification of the missing man from his friend. The reporting source said they were headed into the harbor on personal watercrafts when the man lost sight of his friend. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan issued...

Sector Lake Michigan Coast Guard units to host free public open houses to promote National Safe Boating Week

Sector Lake Michigan Coast Guard units to host free public open houses to promote National Safe Boating Week
CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard units across Sector Lake Michigan, based in Milwaukee, are scheduled to host free public open houses in support of National Safe Boating Week, which runs from May 21 to May 28. National Safe Boating Week marks the launch of the 2016 North American Safe Boating Campaign. Throughout the week, Coast Guard stations will be participating in various events to promote safe...

Coast Guard rescues 4 in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard rescues 4 in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued four people from Lake Michigan during two separate cases, Friday evening. Just before 7 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan were notified of a capsized sail boat with two people in the water near Kenosha, Wisconsin. A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Kenosha aboard a 25-foot response boat launched to assist, as well as an aircrew from...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 off capsized sailing catamaran in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 off capsized sailing catamaran in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted four people Friday evening who were aboard a 12-foot sailing catamaran that capsized in Lake Michigan. At about 7 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Kenosha, Wis., was contacted by a good Samaritan who reported that he rescued four people in Lake Michigan near North Point Marina in Winthrop Harbor, Ill., after their catamaran capsized. The good Samaritan...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sailing vessel taking on water in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sailing vessel taking on water in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two people off of a sailing vessel taking on water seven miles east of Racine, Wis., in Lake Michigan early Wednesday morning. At about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, a search-and-rescue controller, from Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, received a distress call on VHF-FM marine radio channel 16 from the sailing vessel Dick and Jane. The captain stated that...

Lake Michigan Coast Guard crews have busy weekend of boater rescues, assists

Lake Michigan Coast Guard crews have busy weekend of boater rescues, assists
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews across Lake Michigan had a busy weekend and responded to more than 10 cases of mariners in distress, rescuing four and assisting 13. Unfortunately, two lives were lost on Lake Michigan this weekend. Coast Guard 9th District crews throughout the Great Lakes region responded to 135 cases, rescuing six people and assisting 148 others. The following synopses are the rescue...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two people from Lake Michigan after they had jumped off their vessel on Sunday. At about 1 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, located in Milwaukee, overheard a VHF-FM transmission from a vessel stating that he had come across an unmanned 18-foot boat with its trolling motor engaged and fishing poles with lines in the...