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...

Coast Guard responding to plane crash near Milwaukee

Coast Guard responding to plane crash near Milwaukee
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and partner agencies have located and recovered two men deceased at about 6 p.m., Central Daylight Time Saturday after a plane crashed in Lake Michigan earlier in the day. The men were located and recovered by Milwaukee Fire Department divers. The men were transferred to a Coast Guard Station Milwaukee 45-foot Response Boat-Medium and taken to shore, where they were pronounced...

Body of missing swimmer found in Lake Michigan

Body of missing swimmer found in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The search for a missing Illinois man ended Thursday night as divers found his body in Lake Michigan. Dead is Michael Janko, 50, of Blue Island, Ill. At 3:45 p.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee, was contacted by a boater who said Janko went missing while he was swimming in Lake Michigan .25 miles north of Wahala Beach in Hammond, Ind. The...

Coast Guard releases name of man missing in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard releases name of man missing in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are continuing to search for a man in Lake Michigan, who went missing Thursday afternoon. Missing is Michael Janko, 50, from Blue Island, Ill. At 3:45 p.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee, was contacted by a boater who said Janko went missing while he was swimming in Lake Michigan .25 miles north of...

Coast Guard searching for missing man in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard searching for missing man in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are currently searching for a man in Lake Michigan, who went missing Thursday afternoon. At 3:45 p.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee, was contacted by a boater who said a 50-year-old man he was boating with went missing while swimming in Lake Michigan .25 miles north of Wahala Beach in Hammond, Ind The...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two people from Lake Michigan after they had jumped off their vessel on Sunday. At about 1 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, located in Milwaukee, overheard a VHF-FM transmission from a vessel stating that he had come across an unmanned 18-foot boat with its trolling motor engaged and fishing poles with lines in the...

Coast Guard warns boaters, beachgoers of continued hazardous conditions on Lake Michigan after 2 vessels capsize

Coast Guard warns boaters, beachgoers of continued hazardous conditions on Lake Michigan after 2 vessels capsize
CHICAGO — The Coast Guard is warning boaters and beachgoers of the continued hazardous conditions on Lake Michigan Monday following this weekend’s high winds and heavy surf that capsized two sailboats, sending five people into the water off of the north shores. On Sunday evening, the Coast Guard received a call from a family member who reported that her husband and his friend were approximately...

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 ends search for missing teen in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard ends search for missing teen in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews have ended their active search Monday morning for a missing teenager, last seen at Lakefront Beach in Portage, Ind., Sunday night. The Coast Guard ended the search at 10 a.m. CST, after rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Michigan City, Ind., Coast Guard Air Facility Waukegan, Ill., and Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, searched continuously for more than 12 hours,...