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 to close southern Green Bay for commercial traffic

Coast Guard to close southern Green Bay for commercial traffic
MILWAUKEE – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan Captain of the Port will be closing the waters of southern Green Bay to commercial vessel traffic starting on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 at noon local time. This closure will impact all waters southwest of a line extending between Peshtigo Point and Sherwood Point in the bay of Green Bay. This closure is made in accordance with 33 CFR 165.901. For more...

Weekend cases illustrate importance of safety precautions in the Great Lakes

Weekend cases illustrate importance of safety precautions in the Great Lakes
Coast Guard Station Niagara 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews throughout the Great Lakes were involved in 81 cases, saved 56 lives, assisted 264 people over this past weekend. Two particular cases Sunday night resulted in six lives saved. An outcome that would have been much different if not for one thing the survivors did right. “In both these cases, the survivors...

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 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...

Coast Guard locates vessel with 49 people lost in heavy fog off Navy Pier

Coast Guard locates vessel with 49 people lost in heavy fog off Navy Pier
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker. CHICAGO — The Coast Guard located a motor vessel with 49 people aboard after one of the passengers called 911 stating she was concerned that the operator had become disoriented in heavy fog off of Navy Pier near the Chicago Harbor breakwall, Saturday. Shortly before 11 p.m., a watchstander in the Coast Guard...