Coast Guard hoists 2 men to safety 4 miles off Conneaut, Ohio

Coast Guard hoists 2 men to safety 4 miles off Conneaut, Ohio
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard hoisted two men to safety, Thursday afternoon, after the men’s boat capsized in Lake Erie about four miles off of Conneaut, Ohio. Just before 2:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, New York, were notified by 911 dispatch of two people in the water approximately four miles offshore. The watchstanders directed boat crews to launch from Coast Guard...

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 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 rescues man with neck injury following dive off boat

Coast Guard rescues man with neck injury following dive off boat
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a 40-year-old man who was injured after he dove off his boat into a sand bar at Presque Isle Bay North of the Erie Yacht Club Saturday afternoon. A watchstander at Coast Guard Station Erie, Pa., was notified at 1:35 p.m. from a local 911 emergency dispatcher of a 40-year-old man who dove off his boat into 5 feet of water, hit a sand bar, and reportedly could no...

Coast Guard, CBP and Pennsylvania State Police conduct a medevac on Lake Erie

Coast Guard, CBP and Pennsylvania State Police conduct a medevac on Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — Boatcrews from the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and Pennsylvania State Police medically evacuated a passenger from aboard a commercial vessel in Lake Erie, north of Presque Isle Light, Tuesday afternoon. At about noon, a radio watchstander at Coast Guard Station Erie, Pa., received notification of a passenger reportedly fainting repeatedly on the motor vessel Edward John. A...

Coast Guard, CBP respond to capsized catamaran in Lake Erie

Coast Guard, CBP respond to capsized catamaran in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard conducted a search for three sailors who were aboard a 16-foot catamaran that capsized in the vicinity of Presque Isle, offshore of Erie, Pa., in Lake Erie Monday evening. The three men, rescued by a boatcrew from Customs and Border Protection, demonstrated sound safe boating practices that may have saved their lives. Search and rescue controllers at the 9th Coast...

Coast Guard searching for man in Lake Erie near Presque Isle Bay

CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard boat and helicopter crews are searching the waters of Lake Erie near the entrance to Presque Isle Bay near Erie, Pa., for a 27-year-old man who was last seen struggling to stay above the water after jumping off a sailboat there. Someone else aboard the sailboat reportedly threw the man a life jacket after realizing he was struggling but said the man was not able to grab...

Coast Guard and local citizens respond to 2 boating accidents and rescue 9 boaters

CLEVELAND – Rescue boatcrews from two Coast Guard smallboat stations and good Samaritans combined to rescue nine boaters in lakes Erie and Superior, Wednesday afternoon. All nine people were wearing life jackets and were rescued in good condition. In the first case, a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Erie, Pa., launched aboard a 25-foot Response Boat-Small after local 911 dispatch alerted them to...