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

Coast Guard conducting rescues in flooded community in S.W. Michigan
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); 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...

Coast Guard rescues man stranded on ice in St. Joseph

Coast Guard rescues man stranded on ice in St. Joseph
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued an injured man from the ice near the Twin Cities Bicentennial Bridge in St. Joseph, Michigan, early Thursday morning. At 1:55 a.m., crews at Coast Guard Station St. Joseph were notified by Berrien County Dispatch of an injured person laying on the ice near the bridge. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Crews...

Coast Guard assists 4 in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard assists 4 in Lake Michigan
Air Facility Muskegon MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted four people Monday morning after their 16-foot Hobie Cat capsized 500 yards southwest of Warren Dunes State Park in Sawyer, Michigan. Just after 9 a.m., crews at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee received a report from Berrien County 911 dispatch that a 16-foot Hobie Cat with four people aboard...

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...

St. Joseph Coast Guard saves dog from icy Paw Paw River

St. Joseph Coast Guard saves dog from icy Paw Paw River
Ice rescue crew members from Coast Guard Station St. Joseph pose after the rescue of a dog from the ice on the Paw Paw River near St. Joseph, Mich., Jan. 30, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station St. Joseph) CLEVELAND — An ice rescue crew from Coast Guard Station St. Joseph, Michigan, rescued a dog from the ice in the Paw Paw River in Benton Harbor Township, Michigan, Saturday morning. The...

Coast Guard locates unmanned canoe off South Haven

Coast Guard locates unmanned canoe off South Haven
CHICAGO — The Coast Guard suspended search efforts Saturday night after locating an unmanned canoe adrift near South Pier off South Haven, Michigan and determining there were no signs of distress. The 14-foot canoe was located by a response crew from Coast Guard Station St. Joseph at about 8:45 p.m. local time, approximately two and one-half miles west of South Haven. The canoe had expired registration...

Coast Guard, local police investigating report of canoe adrift off South Haven, Michigan

Coast Guard, local police investigating report of canoe adrift off South Haven, Michigan
CHICAGO – The Coast Guard and local police are asking for the public’s help following a report of a possible unmanned canoe adrift near the South Pier off South Haven, Michigan Saturday afternoon. A Watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, located in Milwaukee, received a report from a concerned citizen at approximately 4:30 p.m. local time of what appeared to be an unmanned canoe...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from grounded sailboat in southern Lake Michigan

Coast Guard rescues 2 from grounded sailboat in southern Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two men in southern Lake Michigan after their sailboat ran aground Monday evening. Just before 6:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee received a mayday call over VHF-FM channel 16 from the men aboard a 37-foot white sloop. It was reported that their vessel had run aground on rocks approximately 100 yards east of Coast Guard Station...

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...