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...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue fisherman on Lake Michigan

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue fisherman on Lake Michigan
Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Air Station Traverse City CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for an overdue fisherman on Lake Michigan near Kewaunee, Wisconsin, Thursday. Missing is Mark Wautelet, 38 years old, approximately 6-feet tall, 270 pounds with brownish hair. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received a notification from...

Coast Guard searching for overdue fisherman on Lake Michigan

Coast Guard searching for overdue fisherman on Lake Michigan
Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for an overdue fisherman on Lake Michigan near Kewaunee, Wisconsin, Thursday. Missing is Mark Wautelet, 38 years old, approximately 6-feet tall, 270 pounds with brownish hair. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received a notification from Kewaunee Dispatch at approximately 11:15...

Lost 5-year-old boy rescued in Sleeping Bear Dunes

Lost 5-year-old boy rescued in Sleeping Bear Dunes
A rescue swimmer from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan is lowered after locating a lost 5-year-old boy in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Upper Michigan, June 29, 2018.  (Photo courtesy of Glen Lake Fire Department) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Coast Guard assisted local agencies in finding a 5-year-old boy who went missing in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Friday. A...

Traverse City Coast Guard ‘Open Ramp’ to kick off 2018 National Cherry Festival Airshow

Traverse City Coast Guard 'Open Ramp' to kick off 2018 National Cherry Festival Airshow
Coast Guard aircraft on display during the “open ramp,” kicking off the start of the 2017 National Cherry Festival in Traverse City. More than 4,000 people attended the event at the air station to get up close and personal with aircraft and crews that were to participate in the festival Air Show. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Master Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., — Coast Guard...

Response continues to mineral oil spill in Straits of Mackinac

Response continues to mineral oil spill in Straits of Mackinac
Straits of Mackinac during a Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter overflight on April 4, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo). MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — The Unified Command has isolated the impacted utility lines and is monitoring the removal progress of the remaining mineral oil from those lines, Thursday. The Oil Spill Response Organization, contracted by the American Transmission...

K9 Piper Succumbs to Cancer

K9 Piper Succumbs to Cancer
Brian and Piper take a break from work to enjoy a sunrise at Cherry Capital Airport. (Photo by and property of Brian Edwards) Traverse City – K9 Piper, the Cherry Capital Airport Wildlife Control Canine, and unofficial Chief Morale Officer for the airport and Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, passed away Wednesday after a year long battle with cancer. Wednesday evening, Brian Edwards, Pipers...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in Rapid City, Michigan

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in Rapid City, Michigan
Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo. RAPID CITY, Mich. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing person after searching Lake Skegemog near Rapid City, Michigan and the surrounding area, Wednesday. An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City conducted a first light search for approximately two hours...