Coast Guard rescues 3 people, 2 dogs near Wilmette, Illinois

Coast Guard rescues 3 people, 2 dogs near Wilmette, Illinois
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard Station Calumet Harbor 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew rescued three people and two dogs who were unable to return to harbor due to heavy weather near Wilmette Harbor, Illinois, Sunday evening. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received notification from Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor of a report that a de-masted, 37-foot sailboat was under power...

Coast Guard, local fire department rescue 3 people near Evanston, IL

Coast Guard, local fire department rescue 3 people near Evanston, IL
A Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor boatcrew responds to a capsized sailboat near Evanston Greenwood beach, Illinois, Oct. 18, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CLEVELAND – A Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor 24-Foot Response Boat-Small crew and Evanston Fire Department boatcrew rescued three people from two capsized sailboats near Evanston Greenwood Beach, Illinois, Wednesday. Watchstanders from...

Coast Guard rescues windsurfer in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard rescues windsurfer in Lake Michigan
A Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor crew rescues a kite surfer in Lake Michigan near Evanston, Illinois, Oct. 17, 2016 after the surfer became distressed. U.S Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Wilmette Harbor. MILWAUKEE — The Coast Guard rescued a windsurfer when his mast broke in Lake Michigan, one mile east of Lee Street Beach in Evanston, Illinois, Monday. “Even as the busy summer season...

Coast Guard saves 2-year-old child who fell from vessel in Chicago

Coast Guard saves 2-year-old child who fell from vessel in Chicago
Seaman Amanda Wolf, a boat crew member from Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor in Chicago, Illinois, performs CPR on a child aboard a vessel in Lake Michigan, July 21, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CHICAGO — Crew members from Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor in Chicago saved the life of a 2-year-old girl after responding to a notification that she had fallen off of a vessel and into the water...

Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor rescues 3 men in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor rescues 3 men in Lake Michigan
MILWAUKEE — The Coast Guard rescued three people after their boat capsized in Lake Michigan, 11 miles east of Lake Forest, Illinois, Saturday. At approximately 11:45 a.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee received a call from the Lake Forest Police Department relaying a report that a vessel had capsized and three people were in the water approximately...

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...

Chicago woman sentenced for making hoax distress call in 2013

Chicago woman sentenced for making hoax distress call in 2013
CHICAGO – A Chicago woman was sentenced in federal court Thursday for making a false distress call nearly two years ago which led to several agencies launching a dangerous search and rescue operation in Lake Michigan off of Rogers Park Beach. Leona Chewning, 24, was sentenced to 180 days of community confinement, three years of probation and $13,613 in restitution for knowingly and willfully...

Chicago woman pleads guilty for making hoax distress call in 2013

Chicago woman pleads guilty for making hoax distress call in 2013
CHICAGO – A Chicago woman pleaded guilty to making a false distress call nearly two years ago which led to several agencies launching a dangerous search and rescue operation in Lake Michigan off of Rogers Park Beach, the U.S. Attorney and Coast Guard announced, Thursday. Leona Chewning, 24, was charged earlier this month with one count of communicating a false distress message to the Coast...

Coast Guard and partners respond to 46 search and rescue cases across the Great Lakes

Coast Guard and partners respond to 46 search and rescue cases across the Great Lakes
Cleveland – Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary crews, partner rescue agencies and good Samaritans across the Great Lakes responded to more than 46 cases of mariners in distress this past weekend. Coast Guard crews rescued 12 people across the Lakes. At 10:23 p.m., Friday, a rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Fairport, Ohio, aboard a 25-foot response boat, responded to a report of two people...