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...

Ice unstable due to warmer temperatures in much of Great Lakes area

Ice unstable due to warmer temperatures in much of Great Lakes area
SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — The Coast Guard is warning of unstable ice conditions due to the warming temperatures in Northern Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and much of the Great Lakes. The public is encouraged to use extreme caution if partipating in recreational ice activities. If you’re planning to go out on the Great Lakes in the winter, remember the acronym I.C.E. before going. I.C.E. = Information,...

Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay rescues man walking in middle of Lake St. Clair

Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay rescues man walking in middle of Lake St. Clair
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay, home-ported in Cleveland, rescued a 25-year-old man attempting to walk across Lake St. Clair, March 5, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Josh Zike) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a man attempting to walk across Lake St. Clair Thursday morning and is transporting the man to Algonac, Michigan. The man rescued is a 25-year-old American citizen, who stated...

Coast Guard warns of unsafe ice conditions throughout Lakes Erie, Ontario

Coast Guard warns of unsafe ice conditions throughout Lakes Erie, Ontario
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Coast Guard is warning outdoor enthusiasts of unsafe ice conditions this weekend throughout Lakes Erie and Ontario and surrounding waterways and recommending people stay off the ice. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo is issuing a warning that the warm temperatures forecasted for the weekend could increase the possibility of weakened ice. “Ice conditions may deteriorate,”...

Coast Guard rescues 8 from the ice on Sturgeon Bay

Coast Guard rescues 8 from the ice on Sturgeon Bay
STURGEON BAY, Wisc.,— Crews from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., and Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., rescued eight people stranded on the ice in Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., in two separate cases, Saturday afternoon. Three people were rescued from the ice near Sherwood Point, Wisc., and five people were rescued near Snake Island, Wisc.. A boatcrew aboard a 22-foot Special Purpose...

Coast Guard warns Lake Michigan residents of extremely hazardous ice conditions

Coast Guard warns Lake Michigan residents of extremely hazardous ice conditions
MILWAUKEE — Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan warned Thursday that the arrival of spring and increasingly warmer temperatures will significantly increase the possibility of weakened ice throughout the area. Warmer temperatures present the possibility of extremely hazardous ice conditions throughout Lake Michigan, including Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay, Lake Winnebago, and other surrounding bodies of water...