Michigan Coast Guard station medically evacuates 19-year-old woman from vessel on Detroit River

Michigan Coast Guard station medically evacuates 19-year-old woman from vessel on Detroit River
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 19-year-old woman from a vessel on the Detroit River Sunday morning. At 1:03 a.m., a Coast Guard Station Belle Isle, Mich., law enforcement crew was conducting a safety boarding on a 20-foot recreational vessel when they noticed one of the five people aboard, a 19-year-old woman, was unconscious and unresponsive with a faint pulse. The Coast Guardsmen...

Federal ticket issued to boaters operating under the influence after local authorities refuse to take them into custody

Federal ticket issued to boaters operating under the influence after local authorities refuse to take them into custody
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard law enforcement team ended three people’s recreational boat outing and issued the first federal tickets of the 2013 Great Lakes boating season during a routine boarding operation on the Detroit River in the vicinity of Wyandotte, Mich., late Tuesday night. At around 11:40 p.m., a law enforcement team from Coast Guard Station Belle Isle in Detroit, aboard a 25-foot Response...

Coast Guard rescues man from Detroit River

Coast Guard rescues man from Detroit River
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a man from the Detroit River in the vicinity of the river walk near Coast Guard Sector Detroit late afternoon Monday. At 4:10 p.m., construction workers notified two Coast Guardsmen standing outside the sector grounds of a person in the water. The Coast Guardsmen relayed the information to a search-and-rescue coordinator in the command center and kept watch on...

Coast Guard searching for man in Detroit River

Coast Guard searching for man in Detroit River
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is currently searching for a man in the Detroit River who was seen falling from the Douglas MacArthur Bridge, Saturday afternoon. A search-and-rescue coordinator at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received notification from Detroit emergency dispatch about a man who was seen falling from the bridge and into the Detroit River. Search assets include: a rescue boatcrew aboard...

Coast Guard rescues man from Detroit River after he falls off breakwall

Coast Guard rescues man from Detroit River after he falls off breakwall
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a man who fell off a breakwall and into the Detroit River in the vicinity of Mariner Park in Detroit late Friday afternoon. At 4:47 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Belle Isle, in Detroit, received a report from a concerned citizen of a person in the water in the vicinity of Mariner Park along the Detroit River. A Station Belle Isle boatcrew diverted...

Coast Guard searching for person in Detroit River

Coast Guard searching for person in Detroit River
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s assistance regarding information concerning a person possibly missing in the Detroit River in the vicinity of the Trenton Channel. The Coast Guard is looking for amplifying information regarding a person possibly in the water. There is no current report of distress or reports of a missing person. A search-and-rescue coordinator from Coast...

Coast Guard responds to bomb threat to Ambassador Bridge

Coast Guard responds to bomb threat to Ambassador Bridge
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is responding to the report of a bomb, Monday night, on the Ambassador Bridge, which connects Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, Canada. A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Belle Isle, in Detroit, along with boatcrews from Customs and Border Protection, Detroit Police Department, Canadian Coast Guard and Windsor ­­­­Police Department are enforcing a 1,000-yard safety zone...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from sinking vessel in Lake St. Clair

Coast Guard rescues 4 from sinking vessel in Lake St. Clair
GROSSE POINTE, Mich. — A Coast Guard boatcrew rescued four people who were aboard a 24-foot cabin cruiser taking on water in Lake St. Clair, near Grosse Pointe, Monday evening during Detroit’s International Freedom Fireworks event. Radio watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Belle Isle, near Detroit, received a call from local 911 central dispatch at 9:20 p.m. The 911 call relayed contact from...

Detroit-area Coast Guard units to participate in Detroit River Days celebration

Detroit-area Coast Guard units to participate in Detroit River Days celebration
DETROIT — Detroit-area Coast Guard units are scheduled to participate in the Detroit River Days celebration along the international waterfront, Friday through Sunday. Coast Guard personnel will be providing free unit tours, search-and-rescue demonstrations and boating safety information. The Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay will be moored at the GM Plaza and open for tours on Saturday and Sunday, from...