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...

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard crews across the Great lakes had a busy Operation Dry Water weekend, responding to more than 100 cases of mariners in distress, rescuing seven, assisting 133 and removing from the water 6 operators who were boating under the influence. With the longer Fourth of July weekend coming up, the Coast Guard stresses the importance of boating safe and sober. “Along with alcohol...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 adults, 2 kids from Milwaukee Harbor

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 adults, 2 kids from Milwaukee Harbor
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued four people after their boat capsized in Milwaukee Harbor early Sunday morning. Just after 7:30 a.m., CDT, the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Milwaukee received a mayday call from a good Samaritan via VHF-FM Ch 16, reporting a 14-foot aluminum boat had capsized outside the main gap in Milwaukee Harbor. They reported another good Samaritan...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker in Lake Michigan
MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday morning for a man who went missing Wednesday evening while kayaking in Lake Michigan near Port Washington, Wisconsin. “The decision to suspend is based on a multitude of factors from the case,” said Lt. Cmdr. Carolyn Moberley, of Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan. “It was not an easy decision to make to suspend this case, and...

Coast Guard Station Milwaukee conducts ice rescue training with partner agencies

Coast Guard Station Milwaukee conducts ice rescue training with partner agencies
Members from Coast Guard Station Milwaukee and local first responders prepare to conduct ice rescue training in Milwaukee, Feb. 28, 2016. (Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Tom Morrell) MILWAUKEE — Coast Guard Station Milwaukee conducted joint ice rescue training with local agencies in Milwaukee Sunday. The Coast Guard conducted ice rescue training with members from emergency management agencies across...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to boat crash in Milwaukee Harbor

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to boat crash in Milwaukee Harbor
MILWAUKEE —A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Milwaukee, along with crews from the Milwaukee Police and Fire Departments, responded to a report of a vessel that crashed into the breakwall of the Milwaukee Harbor late Monday. Search and rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received a report at about 10:45 p.m. that a boat was seen traveling at a high rate of speed near the breakwall...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from Lake Michigan near Milwaukee

Coast Guard rescues 3 from Lake Michigan near Milwaukee
A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Milwaukee rescued three men from Lake Michigan after their boat capsized near South Shore Marina in Milwaukee, May 13, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Thomas Morrell)MILWAUKEE —The Coast Guard rescued three mariners after their boat capsized off the South Shore Marina near Milwaukee, Wednesday. Search and rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Lake...

Coast Guard, local agencies conduct ice rescue training in Milwaukee

Coast Guard, local agencies conduct ice rescue training in Milwaukee
Crews from Coast Guard Station Milwaukee and fire and police departments from 10 surrounding communities, conduct ice rescue drills on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, March 8, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Thomas Morrell)MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Coast Guard crews from Station Milwaukee conducted joint ice rescue training with multiple local fire and police departments in Milwaukee, Sunday. The purpose...

Coast Guard urges caution on, near ice as warmer temperatures return

Coast Guard urges caution on, near ice as warmer temperatures return
Milwaukee — The Coast Guard is urging people to use extreme caution on and near waterways with the forecast for sustained, warmer temperatures beginning this weekend. The above freezing-temperatures could pose safety concerns on Lake Michigan and inland rivers, streams and ponds that have become frozen during the past few weeks. Rising temperatures will cause recently-frozen waters to further melt...