Coast Guard conducts ice rescues on Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard conducts ice rescues on Saginaw Bay
DETROIT – The Coast Guard conducted two ice rescues on Saginaw Bay, Sunday, rescuing one man who had fallen through the ice while on an ATV, and another man who became stranded while ice fishing Coast Guard Station Saginaw River Airboat file photo. . The Coast Guard was contacted by Bay City emergency 911 stating that an ice fisherman, about two miles off of Pinconning State Park, heard someone screaming...

Coast Guard rescues windsurfer from icy waters of Lake Michigan

Coast Guard rescues windsurfer from icy waters of Lake Michigan
Ice rescue training file photo by Chief Petty Officer Casey McDonald MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard rescued a windsurfer in Lake Michigan off of Sheboygan, Wis. after ice that had been blown close to shore hindered his return to land, Sunday. A watchstander at Coast Guard Station Sheboygan received a call from a good Samaritan about 3:05 p.m. local time about a windsurfer in distress about 150 yards...

Winter recreation advisory: safety is no accident

Winter recreation advisory: safety is no accident
A Coast Guard crew conducts ice rescue training in the Straits of Mackinac. Coast Guard file photo CLEVELAND — Proper preparation is vital for people recreating on or near frozen lakes and waterways as ice coverage across the Great Lakes makes a resurgence this week with sustained colder temperatures. Coast Guard units, working with first responders, have performed more than 40 ice rescue cases since...

Coast Guard warns of cold water dangers

Coast Guard warns of cold water dangers
Petty Officer 3rd Class Aaron Bradshaw, Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Bird and Seaman Elizabeth Braun, from Station Harbor Beach, Mich., stand in their proper cold-water gear, as they prepare for ice-rescue training in Port Sanilac, Mich. in this Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Peter J.C. Brown. CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is reminding mariners and outdoor enthusiasts, Monday,...

Ice Rescue Training on Lake Champlain

Ice Rescue Training on Lake Champlain
A Coast Guard Station Burlington ice rescue team trains using a cold water rescue sling, January 11, 2017, in Burlington Vermont.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi Burlington, VT – The bulky figures spread out, testing and inspecting the strength of the ice. Carrying long staffs, they poked the solid water seeking...

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...

Warming temperatures, high number of ice-related emergencies prompt Coast Guard warning

Warming temperatures, high number of ice-related emergencies prompt Coast Guard warning
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Vandenberg conducts ice thickness sampling in Lake Superior near Whitefish Point, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alex Major) CLEVELAND — Due to a high number of ice rescue cases this year, the Coast Guard is urging people to stay away from and off of ice, and to remain at a safe distance from ice formations. The...

Coast Guard crew rescues dog from icy Betsie Bay near Frankfort Shipping Channel

Coast Guard crew rescues dog from icy Betsie Bay near Frankfort Shipping Channel
FRANKFORT, Mich. – An ice rescue team from Coast Guard Station Frankfort pulled a dog to safety Tuesday, after it jumped into icy Betsie Bay near the Frankfort Shipping Channel. At about 9:45 a.m. local time, Petty Officer 1st Class Kurt Lubbers witnessed, from inside the station, a dog jump into the water on the far side of the Bay. Crewmembers activated the search and rescue alarm and contacted...

Coast Guard Station Toledo rescues 2 from North Maumee Bay near Toledo

Coast Guard Station Toledo rescues 2 from North Maumee Bay near Toledo
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard crew rescued two people from the North Maumee Bay near the Ohio/Michigan border after they fell through the ice with their snowmobiles early Sunday morning. Just after 12 a.m., two people contacted the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Toledo, Ohio, to report they had fallen through the ice on their snowmobiles with two other people. They were able to climb to the shore...