Warmer temperatures and fog lead to 4 Coast Guard responses

Warmer temperatures and fog lead to 4 Coast Guard responses
Weather conditions on Lake Huron caused difficult search conditions Jan. 10, 2018, for crews from Coast Guard Station Saginaw River.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Saginaw River) DETROIT — Coast Guard small boat stations from western Lake Erie to Saginaw Bay responded to four separate ice rescue cases Wednesday evening involving outdoorsman who became disoriented or were caught on...

Coast Guard investigating accident on Saginaw River

Coast Guard investigating accident on Saginaw River
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of an accident in the Saginaw River, Friday afternoon. At 10:30 a.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a report of a man clinging to a buoy in the Saginaw River near Veterans Memorial Park in Bay City, Mich. Rescue crews launched from Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, in Essexville, Mich., in a 24-foot response...

Coast Guard responds to 2 emergencies on Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard responds to 2 emergencies on Saginaw Bay
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, approach a man who had fallen through the ice with his snowmobile on Saginaw Bay March 16, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station Detroit) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard responded to two separate reports of people through the ice in Saginaw Bay, Michigan, Monday afternoon. Just before 2 p.m., a good Samaritan notified watchstanders...

Coast Guard Station Saginaw River saves 2 who were stranded on ice on Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard  Station Saginaw River saves 2 who were stranded on ice on Saginaw Bay
A Coast Guardsman helps a man who fell through the ice on Lake Huron near the Bay City Recreation Area Jan. 27, 2011 (U.S. Coast Guard file photo)CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard ice rescue crew rescued two people after their SUV became disabled on the ice near the mouth of the Saginaw River Monday evening. Just before 9:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a 911 relay call reporting...

Coast Guard Station Saginaw River assists 5 disoriented people on Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard Station Saginaw River assists 5 disoriented people on Saginaw Bay
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard assisted two adults and three children on Saginaw Bay after the family became disoriented due to low visibility while riding on an all-terrain vehicle Sunday evening. Around 6:15 p.m., command center watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a call from 911 dispatch reporting two adults and three kids were disoriented on Saginaw Bay. A crew from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Station Saginaw River rescues two snowmobilers from icy Saginaw River

Coast Guard Station Saginaw River rescues two snowmobilers from icy Saginaw River
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard crew rescued two men from the Saginaw River after they fell through the ice with their snowmobiles near the Consumers Power Plant early this morning. Just after 8 a.m., the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, in Essexville, Michigan, received a report, from a good Samaritan, of a person through the ice at the mouth of the Saginaw River near the Consumers...

Coast Guard assists good Samaritan who rescued 2 on Saginaw River

Coast Guard assists good Samaritan who rescued 2 on Saginaw River
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard crews assisted 5 people Tuesday afternoon after a good Samaritan, whose boat subsequently became disabled, rescued two people from the Saginaw River. At 8 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, in Essexville, Michigan, received notification from 911 emergency dispatch about two people clinging to a capsized 21-foot boat in the Saginaw River near the Veterans...

Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, Mich., crew rescues bald eagle

Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, Mich., crew rescues bald eagle
CLEVELAND – A Coast Guard crew from Station Saginaw River, Michigan rescued a juvenile bald eagle along the Saginaw River, Thursday afternoon. America, as the bird was later named by the crew, was thought to have been injured when it was rescued, but has been given a clean bill of health by wildlife experts. A watchstander at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, in Essexvile, Michigan, was notified...

Coast Guard rescues man in windy Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard rescues man in windy Saginaw Bay
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a man in Saginaw Bay after his 19-foot vessel began taking on water Tuesday afternoon. Just before 4:30 p.m., the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, in Essexville, Michigan, received a report from the local 911 dispatch of a 19-foot recreational fishing boat, with one man aboard, that was taking on water about 4.5 miles north of the Saginaw River. A...