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...

Detroit-area Coast Guard assists 6 in Detroit River, caps off busy weekend for area

Detroit-area Coast Guard assists 6 in Detroit River, caps off busy weekend for area
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted six people after their vessel became disabled and drifted onto the rocks while they were underway on the Detroit River late Sunday evening. At 10:15 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Detroit were notified by people aboard a sailboat that there was a vessel aground on the Detroit River with one or two people aboard. One of them was calling for help and...

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy Saturday, rescues 9

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy Saturday, rescues 9
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary crews across the Great Lakes rescued 9 people during multiple cases from different locations across the Coast Guard 9th District Saturday. Among other cases, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, New York, received a report just after 10:30 a.m. of two people in the water near Lock 5 in the Oswego River in Oswego, New York, during a kayaking...

Coast Guard rescues a man from Detroit River

CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard rescued a man who had fallen in the Detroit River just south of the Ambassador Bridge, Tuesday morning. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a report, Tuesday morning, that two Windsor, Ontario, police officers on patrol heard a man yelling for help from the U.S. side of the Detroit River. Sector Detroit then launched a boat crew aboard a 25-foot response...

Coast Guard assists 8 boaters aboard disabled vessel in Detroit River

CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted eight people aboard a disabled vessel, Saturday afternoon, in the Detroit River. At about 3:10 p.m, an underway boat crew aboard a 25-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Belle Isle, Michigan, responded to a report, from the Ecorse, Michigan, 911 dispatch, of a boat with five adults and three kids aboard in need of assistance. After arriving on scene with...

Coast Guard and RCMP conduct first Shiprider patrol of 2014 Great Lakes boating season

Coast Guard and RCMP conduct first Shiprider patrol of 2014 Great Lakes boating season
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Mounted Police law enforcement boat crew conducted the first Shiprider patrol of the 2014 Great Lakes boating season, Thursday, in Lake Erie. The Shiprider Program allows U.S. and Canadian maritime law enforcement officers to embark together on joint patrols to integrate operations on and near shared maritime borders. Law enforcement officers from Coast...

Coast Guard and Detroit police rescue woman in Detroit River

Coast Guard and Detroit police rescue woman in Detroit River
CLEVELAND — Personnel from the Coast Guard and the Detroit Police Department rescued a woman in the Detroit River Wednesday evening. A security guard from Detroit River Walk Security called a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Detroit via phone at 5:30 p.m., to report a woman in the water in the vicinity of the UAW-Ford National Programs Center on W. Jefferson Avenue in Detroit....

Coast Guard crew conducts medevac for man on Canadian-flagged freighter on Detroit River

Coast Guard crew conducts medevac for man on Canadian-flagged freighter on Detroit River
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard boat crew medically evacuated a 52-year-old man from a 730-foot motor vessel on the Detroit River late Wednesday evening. At about 11:30 p.m., a 730-foot Canadian-flagged motor vessel contacted the communications watchstander at Coast Guard Station Belle Isle, in Detroit, requesting a medevac for a 52-year-old crew member who was reporting severe pain in his leg and believed...

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...