Coast Guard rescues 5 from Lake Erie ice floe

Coast Guard rescues 5 from Lake Erie ice floe
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Delong DETROIT — Coast Guard Sector Detroit’s Command Center coordinated with U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit​, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and other local rescue responders to save five fishermen from Lake Erie after they...

Coast Guard urges caution after recent ice rescue cases

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Rochester, New York, navigate their inflatable rescue boat during a rescue of two people who became stuck on an ice floe in Lake Ontario March 18, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Jason Pata) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is urging the use of extreme caution on and near the waterways after the rescue of more than a dozen people in the...

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen on ice floe in Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen on ice floe in Lake Erie
A good Samaritan pilot spotted two fishermen, shown in this photo as the small dark spot near the crack in the ice, stranded on an ice floe in Lake Erie near Catawba Island, Jan. 22, 2015. (Photo courtesy of the good Samaritan) Marblehead, Ohio – The Coast Guard rescued two fisherman stranded on an ice floe in Lake Erie near Catawba Island Friday. At 2 p.m. a good Samaritan flying a plane over Lake...

Coast Guard urges caution on ice as warmer temperatures linger through Saturday

Coast Guard urges caution on ice as warmer temperatures linger through Saturday
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard is urging people to use extreme caution on waterways throughout Lake Superior and northern Lakes Michigan and Huron since warmer temperatures are forecast through Saturday. The above freezing-temperatures could pose safety concerns on waterways which may have frozen during the past couple of weeks. Earlier today, a watchstander at Sector Sault Ste. Marie...

Coast Guard rescues man stranded on ice floe in western Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues man stranded on ice floe in western Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a man early this morning after he became stranded on an ice floe adrift in Lake Erie. Just before 2:30 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Detroit overheard radio communications over VHF-FM marine radio about a person stranded on the ice. They made radio callouts and the Frenchtown, Mich., Fire Department reported being en route to Sterling...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from ice floe in Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 from ice floe in Saginaw Bay
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two people from an ice floe in Saginaw Bay about four miles from Hampton Charter Township early Monday afternoon. At 2:40 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River in Essexville, Mich., was relayed a 911 call from Tuscola County reporting that two men were stranded on an ice floe in Saginaw Bay. An ice rescue team launched aboard a Special...

Coast Guard, local Wisconsin agencies rescue 10 stranded people from ice floe

MILWAUKEE — The Coast Guard and local agencies near Dyckesville, Wis., rescued 10 people from an ice floe on Lake Michigan after several ice shelves broke loose from a larger ice mass Monday morning. At approximately  9:46 a.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay received a call from a concerned citizen at Bayshore Park in Dyckesville reporting that 14 people were either stranded...

Coast Guard urges those who recreate on ice to take proper safety precautions

CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard is urging Monday that individuals who choose to recreate on frozen lakes and rivers to take proper safety precautions after two events on Sunday demonstrated the danger and unpredictability of ice in the Great Lakes. There were no injuries reported during the two incidents. Sunday morning, seven individuals were rescued on Sunday morning after being stranded on an...

Coast Guard continues to caution Great Lakes citizens, visitors of the dangers of weakening ice

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Office Lauren Jorgensen CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard is cautioning those who choose to recreate on ice-covered waterways in the Great Lakes region that warmer weather expected this week and coming weekend may accelerate melting of ice fields, resulting in dangerous conditions. Prior to going on or near any ice-covered waterways, people should check local...