Coast Guard ends search for man missing in Lake Erie

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Coast Guard ended its active search Monday evening for a man who went missing in Lake Erie Sunday afternoon. Missing is Roger Burton, a 55-year-old man from Alliance, Ohio. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Burton’s family as they deal with this tragedy,” said Capt. Joseph DuFresne, Coast Guard Sector Buffalo commander. “I am proud of the dauntless effort...

Coast Guard rescues 1, searching for 1 missing in Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 1, searching for 1 missing in Lake Erie
A vessel that capsized near Fairport, Ohio, Nov. 6, 2016 is moored to the pier at Coast Guard Station Fairport Nov. 7, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BUFFALO, N.Y. – Coast Guard and local emergency crews are searching the waters of Lake Erie Monday for a man who went missing Sunday afternoon near Fairport, Ohio. Missing is Roger Burton, a 55-year-old man from Alliance, Ohio. At 4 p.m., Sunday, Coast...

What to expect during a Coast Guard boarding

What to expect during a Coast Guard boarding
CLEVELAND — During National Safe Boating Week 2016, the Coast Guard is reminding all boaters they are subject to Coast Guard boardings and should understand the process so they will be prepared if they are boarded while underway. The Coast Guard may board any vessel, including kayaks, canoes, and personal watercraft, at any time to ensure the safety of those aboard and others nearby. “One of the...

Mentor Harbor rescue shows importance of proper gear and training for personal watercraft safety

Mentor Harbor rescue shows importance of proper gear and training for personal watercraft safety
CLEVELAND — On July 30, shortly after 9 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, New York, were notified of an overdue jet skier who had departed Mentor Harbor, Ohio around 7 p.m., and failed to return. Sector Buffalo diverted a rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Fairport, located in Grand River, Ohio, and launched an aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit. They also issued...

Coast Guard Station Fairport rescues hypothermic man after boat crashes into breakwall

Coast Guard Station Fairport rescues hypothermic man after boat crashes into breakwall
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard rescued a man after his sailing vessel struck the Fairport, Ohio, breakwall Wednesday night. The name and hometown of the man are not being released. At 8 p.m., the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Fairport, Ohio, received notification from a good Samaritan reporting two sailing vessels in distress on Lake Erie near Headlands Beach. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard and partners respond to 46 search and rescue cases across the Great Lakes

Coast Guard and partners respond to 46 search and rescue cases across the Great Lakes
Cleveland – Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary crews, partner rescue agencies and good Samaritans across the Great Lakes responded to more than 46 cases of mariners in distress this past weekend. Coast Guard crews rescued 12 people across the Lakes. At 10:23 p.m., Friday, a rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Fairport, Ohio, aboard a 25-foot response boat, responded to a report of two people...

Coast Guard Station Fairport rescues boater near Fairport Harbor, Ohio

Coast Guard Station Fairport rescues boater near Fairport Harbor, Ohio
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a man from a boat taking on water near Fairport Harbor, Ohio, Tuesday afternoon. At about 3:30 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Fairport, in Grand River, Ohio, responded to a phone call from a boater reporting a boat taking on water in the Grand River. The watchstander immediately directed the launch of a rescue boat crew aboard a 45-foot response boat. At...

Ceremony marks completion of new facilities at Coast Guard Station Fairport

Ceremony marks completion of new facilities at Coast Guard  Station Fairport
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard held a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of a new building at Station Fairport located in Grand River, Ohio, Friday. Attending the ceremony were: Rear Adm. Fred Midgette, commander of the Coast Guard 9th District, Congressman Dave Joyce and many other state and local partners in the area. The Fiscal Year 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill provided...

Coast Guard to hold ribbon cutting ceremony at Station Fairport

Coast Guard to hold ribbon cutting ceremony at Station Fairport
GRAND RIVER, Ohio — The Coast Guard is scheduled to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of a new building at Station Fairport located in Grand River, Ohio, at 10 a.m., Friday. Scheduled to attend the ceremony are: Rear Adm. Fred Midgette, commander of the Coast Guard 9th District, and Congressman Dave Joyce, among many other state and local partners in the area. The Fiscal Year...