Coast Guard Air Station “Open Ramp” celebrates Cherry Festival Airshow

Coast Guard Air Station “Open Ramp” celebrates Cherry Festival Airshow
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City will open its gates to the public Friday, July 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in support of the 2022 National Cherry Festival Airshow. The Air Station’s traditional “open ramp,” returning this year after the pandemic forced a two-year break, allows up-close access to National Cherry Festival Airshow performers, including the Navy’s...

Coast Guard searching for missing kite surfer off Evanston, IL

Coast Guard searching for missing kite surfer off Evanston, IL
Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo CHICAGO — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a kite surfer who was reported missing on Lake Michigan near Evanston, Illinois Saturday evening. At 5:30 p.m. watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received a distress call from a local firefighter who reported a kite surfer wearing a black wetsuit on a grey and...

Coast Guard rescues missing person on ice

Coast Guard rescues missing person on ice
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Station Sault Sainte Marie rescue a missing ice fisherman near on Lake Superior, Feb. 20, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. ⎯ Members of U.S. Coast Guard Station Sault Sainte Marie and Air Station Traverse City rescued a missing ice fisherman on Lake Superior Feb. 20, 2022. Chippewa County reported the missing individual as a 63-year-old...

Coast Guard rescues 10 people from the water in Traverse City

Coast Guard rescues 10 people from the water in Traverse City
A U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer assists 10 people from a sinking 30-foot vessel to a Good Samaritan’s vessel in Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City, Michigan, Jun. 19, 2020. The vessel completely sank in about 250-feet of water. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 10 people from the water in Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City, Michigan, Friday. At...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people near Waukegan, IL

Coast Guard rescues 2 people near Waukegan, IL
Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo CHICAGO ⎯ The Coast Guard rescued two people from the water near Waukegan, Illinois, Tuesday evening. Kathleen Root, 31, and Michael Root were hoisted by an MH-60 helicopter aircrew from Air Station Traverse City at approximately 7 p.m. central standard time. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received a report...

Coast Guard rescues woman, dog from bottom of cliff near Ludington, Mich.

Coast Guard rescues woman, dog from bottom of cliff near Ludington, Mich.
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Facility Muskegon MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued a woman and her dog after she had been stranded on Lake Michigan’s shoreline at the bottom of a sand bluff, near Ludington, Michigan, Friday. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard Air Facility Muskegon’s MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued a woman and her dog after she had been stranded on...

Coast Guard rescues 46 from ice floe in western Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 46 from ice floe in western Lake Erie
Members from Coast Guard Station Marblehead rescue ice fishermen from an ice floe north of Catawaba Island, March 9, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard and local agencies rescued 46 ice fishermen from an ice floe that broke free near Catawaba Island, Saturday. An additional estimated 100 people were able to self-rescue themselves from the ice floe either by swimming...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from plane crash on North Fox Island

Coast Guard rescues 5 from plane crash on North Fox Island
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew land on-scene of a plane crash on North Fox Island, Michigan, July 29, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Erin Nolan. TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City rescued five people involved in a two-aircraft collision on North Fox Island, Michigan, Sunday. Three...

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan respond to capsized vessel near Detour Village, MI

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan respond to capsized vessel near Detour Village, MI
SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a capsized vessel near Detour Passage, Michigan, Wednesday evening. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie command center received a call via VHF-FM radio channel 16 from the cargo vessel Lee A. Tregurtha reporting that a 17-foot pleasure craft had capsized with four people onboard. Sector Sault Sainte Marie watchstanders...