Coast Guard rescues 2 men after sailboat capsizes in Lake Superior

Coast Guard rescues 2 men after sailboat capsizes in Lake Superior
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard crew rescued two people from the waters of Lake Superior on Monday afternoon after the sailboat they were on capsized. Just before 2:30 p.m. CDT, local 911 dispatch contacted a communications watchstander at Coast Guard Station Bayfield, Wis., stating that they received a report of a capsized 17-foot sailboat with two men in the water near Madeline Island. Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters in pleasure craft taking on water near Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters in pleasure craft taking on water near Lake Superior's Apostle Islands
CLEVELAND — A Wisconsin-based Coast Guard boatcrew rescued two boaters Tuesday morning who were on a 26-foot pleasure craft taking on water near Hermit Island, in the Apostle Islands, in western Lake Superior. The search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., was contacted at 6:44 a.m. on VHF-FM marine radio by someone aboard the pleasure craft, who reported their boat...

Great Lakes Coast Guard continues boating-under-the-influence enforcement

CLEVELAND — Great Lakes Coast Guard crews were busy over the weekend, conducting law enforcement boardings that resulted in the issuance of documentation to six boaters — including one federal ticket and five civil penalties — for boating-under-the-influence of alcohol. The Coast Guard wants boaters to enjoy recreational activity on the water, however we will always stress that drinking and...

Coast Guard locates 4 boaters on overdue vessel, concluding 9-hour search

Coast Guard locates 4 boaters on overdue vessel, concluding 9-hour search
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — Crews concluded a nine-hour search effort for four people reported overdue when they were found safe Sunday in western Lake Superior.The names of those aboard are not being released, and there is no Coast Guard imagery. The search began when a family member of one of the boaters called the Lake County, Minn., emergency dispatch to report that the vessel was overdue at...

Coast Guard reminds outdoorsmen to practice ice safety after fatal accident on Lake Superior

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard is reminding those who recreate on ice-covered waterways to take proper safety measures following the tragic death of a 34-year-old man who was riding a snowmobile and fell through the ice on Lake Superior Saturday afternoon. A search-and-rescue coordinator at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie received a report from Ashland Central Dispatch of a snowmobiler...

Great Lakes Coast Guardsmen respond to Minnesota floods, rescue 15 people

Great Lakes Coast Guardsmen respond to Minnesota floods, rescue 15 people
DULUTH, Minn. — The Coast Guard has rescued 15 people Thursday by helicopter or boat from their homes after major thunderstorms flooded the area in and around Duluth, Minn., earlier this week. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared a state of emergency and directed the Minnesota National Guard to assist after more than 12 inches of rain flooded areas of northeastern Minnesota. There were no immediate...

Coast Guard warns of unsafe ice conditions due to unusually warm temperatures

BAYFIELD, Wis. — The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a warning Thursday that the unusually warm temperatures observed this year have greatly increased the possibility of weakened ice. “Due to the unseasonably warm temperatures, the ice conditions on Lake Superior are deteriorating quickly and are inherently unsafe,” said Chief Petty Officer James Robertson, officer-in-charge of Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues 2 after boat strikes Ashland Harbor breakwall

CLEVELAND — Coast Guardsmen from Station Bayfield, Wisc., rescued two people and a dog after the recreational boat they were aboard struck the Ashland Harbor breakwall near Ashland, Wisc., Monday night. The boaters used a VHF-FM marine radio to notify personnel in the Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., command center of the accident at 9:50 p.m. A boatcrew from Station Bayfield immediately...

Wisconsin-based Coast Guard crews successfully recover two

CLEVELAND — Rescue boatcrews from two Wisconsin-based Coast Guard stations each rescued a person in the water, Friday afternoon. In two separate incidents, Coast Guardsmen from Station Sheboygan, Wis., and Station Bayfield, Wis., recovered males who were slightly hypothermic, but without serious injuries. At 2 p.m., CDT, the communications watchstander at Coast Guard Station Sheboygan received notification...