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 rescues 3 high schoolers from Detroit River

Coast Guard rescues 3 high schoolers from Detroit River
25-Foot Response Boat-Small. US Coast Guard Files Photo. CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three high school students who fell into the Detroit River after their rowboat became swamped by the wake of passing vessels, Saturday morning. The students were members of the Grosse Ile High School crew team and had been practicing near the northern point of Grosse Ile, Michigan while their coach monitored...

Coast Guard rescue illustrates value of flares

Coast Guard rescue illustrates value of flares
DETROIT – Coast Guard boat and air crews worked together for a unique rescue of two people stranded on a disabled boat at the mouth of the Detroit River late Tuesday night. The Rockwood Police Department was first notified of the disabled and adrift 14-foot boat, and passed the information to Coast Guard Sector Detroit immediately; reporting one of the boaters was susceptible to hypothermia. A helicopter...

Float plan key to success in rescue of 3 overdue boaters, dog in Lake Erie

Float plan key to success in rescue of 3 overdue boaters, dog in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — A float plan was the key to sucess in the rescue of three people and a dog who were found stranded on their grounded boat on Middle Sister Island in Lake Erie Wednesday afternoon following a search by the U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards, multiple state and local agencies, and a good Samaritan. “It’s important for mariners to remember to bring along proper signaling gear, such...

Coast Guard assists 2 kayakers from Detroit River

Coast Guard assists 2 kayakers from Detroit River
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers from the Detroit River after they were overturned by a wake from a large vessel Saturday. At about 10 a.m. the kayakers, neither wearing lifejackets, were paddling in the Detroit River when they were over taken by a large vessel, and the vessel’s wake overturned the kayak and caused the kayakers to enter the water. The individuals swam to the...

Coast Guard, Grosse Point first responders rescue 2 from Lake St. Clair

Coast Guard, Grosse Point first responders rescue 2 from Lake St. Clair
24-foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water (USCG File Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Jones)) CLEVELAND — Coast Guard and the Grosse Point Police Department personnel rescued two people from Lake St. Clair near Windmill Point near Grosse Point, Michigan, Saturday. At about 3 p.m., Saturday Grosse Point Dispatch notified the Coast Guard about two people in the water after their 14-foot...

Coast Guard Air Station Detroit rescues 3 teens beset by weather on Stony Island in Detroit River

Coast Guard Air Station Detroit rescues 3 teens beset by weather on Stony Island in Detroit River
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued three teens who became stranded on Stony Island in the Detroit River due to deteriorating weather conditions Friday evening. Just after 5 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a report that three boys had become stranded on Stony Island. Watchstanders made contact with the teens, who reported they had crossed from Grosse Isle, Michigan, to...

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary assist 16 boaters during busy start of weekend

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary assist 16 boaters during busy start of weekend
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary assisted 16 boaters in upper New York and Detroit area during a busy Friday night and Saturday morning. At about 9:30 p.m., Friday, a boat crew aboard a 45-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Belle Isle in Detroit responded to a boat taking on water in the vicinity of Harbor Hill Marina on the Detroit River. Upon arriving on scene the...

Coast Guard rescues woman from Detroit River late Sunday evening

Coast Guard rescues woman from Detroit River late Sunday evening
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a 30-year-old woman from the Detroit River late Sunday evening after she was reported to have fallen overboard when the vessel she was on was struck by another boat’s wake. Just after 11:15 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a report of an unconscious woman in the Detroit River, north of the MacArthur Bridge, who had fallen overboard...