Coast Guard hoists 4 people from Lake Michigan in 2 storm-related cases Sunday

Coast Guard hoists 4 people from Lake Michigan in 2 storm-related cases Sunday
CHICAGO – The Coast Guard safely hoisted 4 persons from Lake Michigan in two separate, storm-related cases Sunday. At approximately 5:25 p.m. EST, watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan command center in Milwaukee received a call, via Leelanau County 911, from a man stating that he and his 33-year-old brother were kayaking near the Manitou Islands in northern Michigan when a severe...

Coast Guard Air Facility Muskegon rescues kayaker 30 miles offshore in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard Air Facility Muskegon rescues kayaker 30 miles offshore in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a 31-year-old man 30 miles offshore in Lake Michigan Monday morning after he activated his personal locator beacon. Just after 7:30 a.m., CST, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee received notification from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center about a distress signal received from a PLB in the middle of Lake Michigan,...

Coast Guard conducts medical evacuations in New York and Michigan

Coast Guard conducts medical evacuations in New York and Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard conducted two separate medical evacuations; a woman aboard a tour boat near Alexandria Bay, New York, and a man involved in a diving accident near Saugatuck, Michigan, Saturday. At about 11:30 a.m., a boat crew, aboard a 25-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Holland, Michigan, and an air crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Muskegon, Michigan, responded to the...

Coast Guard rescues dehydrated woman from sand dunes near Muskegan, Mich.

Coast Guard rescues dehydrated woman from sand dunes near Muskegan, Mich.
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a severely dehydrated woman from the sand dunes at Hoffmaster State Park near Norton Shores, Michigan, early Saturday afternoon. Petty Officer 2nd Class Robin Pietschmann assists emergency medical technicians during a transfer of a dehydrated patient at the Muskegan County Airport, June 28, 2014. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Steve McCullough At about 12:40 p.m.,...

Coast Guard ends active search for missing man in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard ends active search for missing man in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — Rescue personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard have ended their active search on Lake Michigan for a man reported missing Saturday night. At about 6:30 p.m. Saturday night, a rescue crew aboard a 45-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Michigan City, Indiana, responded to a report from La Porte, Indiana, 911 dispatch of six people in distress one and a half miles off the shore of...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 5, searching for 1 in southern Lake Michigan

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 5, searching for 1 in southern Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and two good Samaritan boaters rescued five boaters, Friday evening, from southern Lake Michigan, but are still searching for one missing person. At about 6:30 p.m., a rescue crew aboard a 45-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Michigan City, Indiana, responded to a report from La Porte, Indiana, 911 dispatch of six people in distress one and a half miles off...

Coast Guard air crews to open seasonal air facilities in Michigan, Illinois as Great Lakes boating season officially begins

Coast Guard air crews to open seasonal air facilities in Michigan, Illinois as Great Lakes boating season officially begins
CLEVELAND — Coast Guardsmen assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, located at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Mt. Clemons, Michigan, and Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, are scheduled to begin operations Friday at their seasonal air facilities in Muskegon, Michigan, and Waukegan, Illinois. Every year, crews staff the AirFacs in order to provide increased search-and-rescue...

Great Lakes Coast Guard helicopter crews to begin operations at seasonal air facilities in Michigan, Illinois

Great Lakes Coast Guard helicopter crews to begin operations at seasonal air facilities in Michigan, Illinois
CLEVELAND — Coast Guardsmen assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, located at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Mt. Clemons, Mich., and Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., are scheduled to begin operations Friday at their seasonal air facilities in Muskegon, Mich., and Waukegan, Ill. Every year, crews man the AirFacs in order to provide increased search-and-rescue capabilities...

Coast Guard seeks public’s help with identifying source of laser light that endangered rescue aircrew

Coast Guard seeks public's help with identifying source of laser light that endangered rescue aircrew
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard announces Thursday a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the illumination by green laser of a Coast Guard helicopter near Muskegon, Mich., in August. This incident is just one of many recent incidents that endangered the safety of Coast Guard aircrews as well as those of other...