Coast Guard Outfits Final Air Station With Upgraded Recovery Helicopters

Coast Guard Outfits Final Air Station With Upgraded Recovery Helicopters
Although the two configurations look similar on the outside, the MH-65D on the right has improved aircraft computers and a dual digital inertial navigation system not installed in the “Charlie” configuration on the left. U.S. Coast Guard photo. The Coast Guard delivered its 93rd upgraded MH-65D Dolphin short range recovery helicopter to Air Station Detroit May 8, 2015, bringing this segment of...

Coast Guard responds to report of 2 missing people in Lake Erie near Cleveland

Coast Guard responds to report of 2 missing people in Lake Erie near Cleveland
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard found and assisted two young adults reported missing in Lake Erie in Cleveland Monday night after they reportedly jumped from a fishing pier near Wildwood Marina. About 8 p.m. Monday night a boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor was notified of two missing kids in the vicinity of Wildwood Marina. The boat crew diverted from its routine patrol and contacted...

Coast Guard investigating accident on Saginaw River

Coast Guard investigating accident on Saginaw River
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of an accident in the Saginaw River, Friday afternoon. At 10:30 a.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a report of a man clinging to a buoy in the Saginaw River near Veterans Memorial Park in Bay City, Mich. Rescue crews launched from Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, in Essexville, Mich., in a 24-foot response...

Coast Guard hosts opening ceremony for 55th Annual Western New York Armed Forces Week in Buffalo

Coast Guard hosts opening ceremony for 55th Annual Western New York Armed Forces Week in Buffalo
BUFFALO, New York — The 55th Annual Western New York Armed Forces Week begins Sunday, with the Coast Guard hosting the opening ceremony at Canalside, adjacent to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park. The ceremony will begin at 12:45 p.m. and will feature military color guards and the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas, which will be playing military themed music. Coast Guard...

Great Lakes Coast Guard units rescue or assist more than 20 people during busy weekend

CLEVELAND – Coast Guard units in Michigan, Ohio and New York had a busy weekend rescuing or assisting more than 20 people who needed help while boating on the Great Lakes and nearby waterways between Friday evening and Sunday afternoon. Friday evening, a boatcrew from Station St. Clair Shores, Mich., rescued three people who were on a 16-foot boat that was taking on water in the Middle Channel...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from capsized vessel at mouth of Niagara River

CLEVELAND – A U.S. Coast Guard rescue crew plucked four boaters out of the water after their 22-foot pleasure craft capsized at the mouth of the Niagara River near Lewiston, N.Y., Saturday morning. Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Niagara, in Youngstown, N.Y., were contacted at 6:50 a.m. by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office who had received a cell phone call from someone on a vessel...

Coast Guard finds disabled boat with 7 people aboard, including pregnant woman

CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard helicopter and boat crews were in the vicinity of Sandusky, Ohio, late Sunday night when the helicopter crew came upon a 20-foot recreational boat carrying seven people, who were waving their arms to attract the aircrew’s attention. The air and boat crews were nearly finished with a search due to an unrelated call and weren’t previously aware of the disabled...

Detroit dive team recovers body of missing man in Detroit River

CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard and other agencies have called off the search for a man last seen drifting down the Detroit River after a local dive team found the man’s body at about 9 p.m. The Detroit Police Department dive team, working aboard a Detroit Harbormaster boat, found the unidentified man near where he was last seen, in the vicinity of the Detroit Princess. Search efforts began...

Coast Guard ends search for man missing in Lake Ontario

CLEVELAND – U.S. Coast Guard crews have ended their search of Lake Ontario for a missing crewmember of a Canadian-flagged freighter at about 2:30 p.m., Oct. 21, 2010. Coast Guard crews searched for about 25 continuous hours, over an area of about 3,150 square miles, before suspending the search. “The Coast Guard suspends a search and rescue case when a missing person cannot be located and only...