From the Bridge Wing 11-18-13

From the Bridge Wing 11-18-13
Today in Coast Guard History 1953 – Heavy rains in the Coquile, Coos, and Willamette River Valleys of western Oregon caused flooding of the lowland areas and isolation of some towns through the blocking of highways by slides and high water, necessitating the evacuation of families and livestock. A Coast Guard relief detail of boats, men, and aircraft participated in relief assistance measures,...

Coast Guard rescues 2 off submerged boat in Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 2 off submerged boat in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two men Sunday morning after the boat they were on partially sank in Lake Erie two miles northeast of the Ashtabula Harbor in Ashtabula, Ohio. At 8:48 a.m., the officer-of-the-day at Coast Guard Station Ashtabula was contacted by telephone by a boater who reported his boat was taking on water north of Ashtabula Harbor. Upon receiving the call, the OOD ran to the...

Coast Guard responds to 15 cases on Lakes Erie and St. Clair over the weekend

Coast Guard responds to 15 cases on Lakes Erie and St. Clair over the weekend
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews across lakes Erie and St. Clair had a busy weekend and responded to more than 15 cases of mariners in distress, rescuing three, assisting 21, and medically evacuating one. Coast Guard 9th District crews throughout the Great Lakes region responded to 135 cases, rescuing six people and assisting 148 others. The following synopses are some of the rescue, assist, and medical...

Coast Guard rescues man in Lake Erie after he fell from a sailboat

Coast Guard rescues man in Lake Erie after he fell from a sailboat
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a man who fell off a sailing vessel in Lake Erie Friday afternoon. At 3:05 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Ashtabula, Ohio, was contacted by a 911 operator who had received a report of a man falling off a sailing vessel in Lake Erie near Conneaut Harbor. The reporting source was another person from the vessel who stated the man was wearing a life jacket...

Coast Guard ends active search for missing boy

Coast Guard ends active search for missing boy
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard has ended its active search for a boy who went missing July 12, in Lake Erie. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, N.Y., suspended the search Sunday at 2:15 p.m., pending further developments. At about 9 p.m., Friday, Sector Buffalo received a report of a missing 13-year-old boy who was last seen swimming in Lake Erie near Saybrook Park, Ohio. It was reported to Sector Buffalo,...

Coast Guard to continue search for missing teenager in Lake Erie

Coast Guard to continue search for missing teenager in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is continuing its search of Lake Erie in the vicinity of Saybrook Township, Ohio, for a second straight night for a boy who went missing Friday evening. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, N.Y, is overseeing search efforts with boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Ashtabula, Ohio, and Coast Guard Station Fairport Harbor, Ohio, aboard a 25-foot Response Boat-Small and a 33-foot...

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching Lake Erie for missing boy

CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching Lake Erie for a missing boy, who went missing Friday evening. At about 9 p.m., Friday, Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, N.Y., received a report of a missing 13-year-old boy who was last seen swimming in Lake Erie near Saybrook Park, Ohio. It was reported to Sector Buffalo, that the boy had been swimming with others in the area and wasn’t...

Coast Guard Station Ashtabula receives 2nd Sumner I. Kimball Readines Award

Coast Guard Station Ashtabula receives 2nd Sumner I. Kimball Readines Award
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard Station Ashtabula, Ohio, received it’s second consecutive Sumner I. Kimball award for excellence Friday. The award recognizes excellence in operational readiness and vessel condition. It is awarded by Coast Guard Headquarters’ Office of Boat Forces after a thorough inspection of Coast Guard units to crews whoe meet exceptionanlly high standards of the service. During...

Coast Guard Station Ashtablua Coast Guardsman named 9th District Enlisted Person of the Year

Coast Guard Station Ashtablua Coast Guardsman named 9th District Enlisted Person of the Year
CLEVELAND – Petty Officer 2nd Class William Campbell, a boatswain’s mate stationed at Coast Guard Station Ashtabula, Ohio, was recognized during a formal ceremony Friday, for being named the 2012 9th Coast Guard District Enlisted Person of the Year. Campbell was recognized at his unit by Rear Adm. Mike Parks, 9th Coast Guard District commander, who also awarded Campbell a Coast Guard Commendation...