Coast Guard, local agencies end search for missing teens

Coast Guard, local agencies end search for missing teens
USCG FIle Photo CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and local response crews ended their search for two missing teenagers after divers recovered the bodies from Lake Ontario near Robert Wehle Park, Monday. At 12:45 p.m., divers from the New York State Police Underwater Recovery Team recovered two deceased males from under the water and confirmed they were the missing swimmers. At about 3:30 p.m. Sunday,...

Coast Guard conducts medevac of an ill Canadian woman from sailing vessel in Lake Ontario

Coast Guard conducts medevac of an ill Canadian woman from sailing vessel in Lake Ontario
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of an ill woman aboard a sailing vessel in Canadian waters near Main Duck Island in Lake Ontario. At about 10:30 a.m., Sunday, a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Sackets Harbor, New York, responded to a distress call from the sailing vessel Lavjes, a Canadian flagged vessel in Canadian waters, which reported a severely ill woman who needed...

Coast Guard crews have busy Saturday across Great Lakes – save 8, assist 54

Coast Guard crews have busy Saturday across Great Lakes - save 8, assist 54
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews across the Great Lakes had a busy Saturday, saving eight lives and assisting 54 while responding to 53 cases. Some of the rescues include: Just after 10 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, received a report from a pleasure craft, with two people aboard, stating that they were aground against a breakwall in the vicinity of Marquette...

Because there is a need

Because there is a need
By: Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read There are millions of opportunities to volunteer in our world, but very few of those require an expertise in something. In many cases, organizations are just grateful to have a few helping hands for a few hours. But, in the case of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, expertise is not only required but essential. When the Auxiliary gets involved, much like active-duty...

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy 223rd birthday weekend, saves 2, assists 95

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy 223rd birthday weekend, saves 2, assists 95
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard 9th District crews across the Great Lakes had a busy weekend, responding to 84 cases of mariners in distress, saving two people and assisting 95 others. Sunday was the service’s 223rd birthday. The following synopses are some of the rescue and assist cases the Coast Guard was involved in throughout the lakes. A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio...

Coast Guard rescues 3 on Black River; NY State Police arrests operator for BUI

Coast Guard rescues 3 on Black River; NY State Police arrests operator for BUI
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued three people aboard a vessel that was taking on water in the Black River near Sackets Harbor, N.Y., and issued the operator a boating-under-the-influence ticket. At 9:42 p.m., the watchstander from Coast Guard Station Sackets Harbor received notification from the Jefferson County Central Dispatch that a 16-foot vessel was taking on water near the Dexter Dam on...

Summerstock: A plan of action to patrol the Great Lakes

Summerstock: A plan of action to patrol the Great Lakes
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read On Aug. 18, 2012 a rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Sackets Harbor, N.Y., rescued two men from a boat that was taking on water in Lake Ontario. All across the nation, Coast Guard rescue crews engage in similar responses every day, but what made this rescue unique was the crew aboard the rescue boat. Two members of this rescue crew were Coast Guard reservists...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from boat taking on water in Lake Ontario

Coast Guard rescues 2 from boat taking on water in Lake Ontario
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters from a boat taking on water, Saturday afternoon, in Lake Ontario in the vicinity of Stony Point, N.Y. At 1:40 p.m., a rescue boatcrew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat-Small, from Coast Guard Station Sackets Harbor, N.Y., responded to a mayday call from a boat taking on water. The boatcrew diverted from routine operations and responded to the mayday and...