Coast Guard searching for missing boater in Lake Erie off Vermilion, Ohio

Coast Guard searching for missing boater in  Lake Erie off Vermilion, Ohio
Coast Guard Station Marblehead 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Phillip Null) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard, along with local authorities, is currently searching for a missing boater off of Vermilion, Ohio. Watchstanders in Coast Guard Sector Detroit Command Center received a call from local Erie County Sheriffs about 9 p.m., Friday, stating that an unmanned boat,...

Coast Guard Great Lakes responds to 16 cases over weekend

Coast Guard Great Lakes responds to 16 cases over weekend
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard Ninth District crews responded to a total of nine search and rescue cases and seven law enforcement cases throughout the Great Lakes Region over the weekend. Highlights from weekend search and rescue cases include: A 46-year-old male became overwhelmed by weather conditions while transiting from Peche Island to Belle Isle, Michigan, via kayak, Friday. He contacted his father...

Coast Guard medevacs man from vessel 15 miles off Harbor Beach, Michigan

Coast Guard medevacs man from vessel 15 miles off Harbor Beach, Michigan
Air Station Detroit MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo DETROIT — The U.S. Coast Guard conducted a medevac of an approximately 54-year-old man off a vessel 15 miles northeast of Harbor Beach, Michigan, Friday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Detroit command center received a report from the 612-foot vessel Manitowoc, at about 1:15 p.m. local time, about a crewmember suffering from severe...

Coast Guard hoists 5 people from breakwall near Harbor Beach, Michigan

Coast Guard hoists 5 people from breakwall near Harbor Beach, Michigan
Air Station Detroit MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo DETROIT – An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit rescued 5 people from the rocks after their fishing vessel lost power and was blown against a breakwall by high winds, Friday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Detroit command center received a call at 2 p.m. from the Huron County Sheriff Department about a 25-foot fishing vessel...

Coast Guard searching for PIW in Sandusky Bay

Coast Guard searching for PIW in Sandusky Bay
A MH-65C Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit File photo by Seaman Brooke Sauers CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in Sandusky Bay after he was reported missing Friday evening. Crews are searching for a 245-pound male with blond hair, wearing a black long-sleeve t-shirt. Just before 7 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Detroit Command Center watchstanders...

Coast Guard conducts ice rescues on Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard conducts ice rescues on Saginaw Bay
DETROIT – The Coast Guard conducted two ice rescues on Saginaw Bay, Sunday, rescuing one man who had fallen through the ice while on an ATV, and another man who became stranded while ice fishing Coast Guard Station Saginaw River Airboat file photo. . The Coast Guard was contacted by Bay City emergency 911 stating that an ice fisherman, about two miles off of Pinconning State Park, heard someone screaming...

Coast Guard Sector Detroit warns public of thin and decreasing ice

Coast Guard Sector Detroit warns public of thin and decreasing ice
DETROIT – The Coast Guard is advising the public in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan to avoid going on lakes and rivers until ice is more stable after a streak of ice-related incidents. Ice conditions continue to deteriorate. Coast Guard Sector Detroit’s Command Center recently responded to 21 persons in distress; out of those, three people lost their lives. The instances surrounding the...

Coast Guard warns warmer temperatures could bring dangerous ice conditions

Coast Guard warns warmer temperatures could bring dangerous ice conditions
DETROIT – The Coast Guard is warning ice sport enthusiasts Friday of potentially unstable ice conditions due to weather forecasts calling for warmer temperatures and anticipated rain and fog over the weekend in much of Michigan and Ohio. Last week, Coast Guard Sector Detroit’s Command Center coordinated the rescue of 10 people and experienced one loss of life on Lake Erie after a similar...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from Lake Erie ice floe

Coast Guard rescues 5 from Lake Erie ice floe
Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Delong DETROIT — Coast Guard Sector Detroit’s Command Center coordinated with U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit​, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and other local rescue responders to save five fishermen from Lake Erie after they were stranded on an ice floe Friday. Sector Detroit’s Command Center received a distress call...