Coast Guard conducting rescues in flooded community in S.W. Michigan

Coast Guard conducting rescues in flooded community in S.W. Michigan
Members from Coast Guard Station St. Joseph’s Ice-Rescue Team help evacuate individuals, February 22, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – The Coast Guard and local agencies are conducting house-to-house rescues and assisting with evacuations in southwest Michigan experiencing flooding from the St. Joseph River, Thursday. A watchstander at Coast Guard Station St. Joseph...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people after boat explosion near Michigan City

Coast Guard rescues 3 people after boat explosion near Michigan City
29-foot Response Boat-Small U.S. Coast Guard file photo) CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three people from the water after a boat explosion occurred on a 30-foot barge that knocked them into the water near Washington Park Marina in Michigan City, Indiana, Friday. The port authority barge was inbound from retrieving no-wake buoys when an explosion occurred and was reported to the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard assists in rescue of man in Lake Michigan near Michigan City, Ind.

Coast Guard assists in rescue of man in Lake Michigan near Michigan City, Ind.
MILWAUKEE – The U.S. Coast Guard, the Washington Park Lifeguard Team and LaPorte County emergency medical services rescued a 17-year-old male in Lake Michgian near Michigan City, Indiana, Sunday. At approximately 3 p.m. CDT, Coast Guard Station Michigan City received a report from LaPorte County 911 dispatch of a person in the water off of Washington Park Beach. The man was reported to have been...

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, Indiana DNR end search, man’s body recovered

Coast Guard, Indiana DNR end search, man's body recovered
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard and Indiana Department of Natural Resources crews have ended their search for a missing 24-year-old man after crews found and recovered his body early Sunday morning. Shortly after DNR dive crews began searching, they recovered a body and confirmed it to be the missing man around 8:30 a.m., CDT. “Our condolences go out to the family of the victim for their tragic loss,”...

Coast Guard searching for man swept from breakwall in southern Lake Michigan

Coast Guard searching for man swept from breakwall in southern Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews are searching for a 24-year-old-man who was among six people swept from a Michigan City, Indiana, break wall by a wave Saturday evening. Just before 6:30 p.m., CDT, a boat crew from Coast Guard Station Michigan City, aboard a 25-foot response boat, spotted two people in the water near the Michigan City break wall while on a patrol. The crew rescued both people and found...

Coast Guard member to face court martial for Michigan City sexual assault case

Coast Guard member to face court martial for Michigan City sexual assault case
CLEVELAND — The commander of the Coast Guard 9th District referred the case of a Coast Guard petty officer charged with sexually assaulting two Coast Guard coworkers in Michigan City, Indiana, to general court martial Wednesday. Petty Officer 2nd Class Alyssa Schiele, 26, is charged with multiple violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which include sexual assault, providing false official...

Coast Guard Station St. Joseph rescues boater missing for 20 hours on Lake Michigan thanks to Good Samaritan

Coast Guard Station St. Joseph rescues boater missing for 20 hours on Lake Michigan thanks to Good Samaritan
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan found and rescued a man Saturday morning, who had been missing since Friday afternoon on lower Lake Michigan. At 6:25 p.m., Friday, a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Calumet Harbor in Chicago received notification from a woman reporting her husband missing in Lake Michigan. The wife reported that he was to sail in his 24-foot boat from Diversey...

Coast Guard assists man after boat starts taking on water in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard assists man after boat starts taking on water in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a man after his boat began taking on water approximately 1 mile west of the New Buffalo pier heads in Lake Michigan, Monday evening. Just before 9 p.m., the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Michigan City, Indiana, received a cell phone call from the owner of a 20-foot pleasure craft stating that his boat was taking on water approximately 1 mile west New Buffalo,...