Coast Guard Station Frankfort, Mich., hosts local children for water safety demonstrations

CLEVELAND — Personnel from Coast Guard Station Frankfort, Mich., hosted a class of three and four-year-olds from the Betsie Bay Cooperative Preschool, Wednesday. The children visited the station, were given tours of the unit’s boats and talked to crewmembers about the importance of wearing life jackets anytime that they are on an boat or near the water. “It was great having the young...

Coast Guard rescues 4 young boys caught in apparent rip current off Frankfort Beach

CLEVELAND–A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Frankfort, Mich., rescued four young boys who were caught in an apparent rip current in Lake Michigan while recreating at Frankfort Beach this afternoon. The boys were three brothers and a friend, ages 13, 11, and two 9-year-olds, all reportedly local boys from Frankfort. The Coast Guard was contacted by local 911 dispatch at 4:24 p.m., after...

Kansas Native Named Sector Lake Michigan Enlisted Person of the Year

U.S. Coast Guard photoFRANKFORT, Mich. – A Kansas native received Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan’s Enlisted Person of the Year award during a ceremony at Coast Guard Station Frankfort, Mich., Wednesday. Petty Officer 3nd Class Brandon W. Seitz, a 2006 graduate of Wabaunsee High School in Alma, Kan., is a machinery technician at Station Frankfort and received the award for exceptional service...

Coast Guard rescues man near Frankfort breakwall

CLEVELAND – A U.S. Coast Guard boat crew rescued a man who had fallen into the water near the Frankfort, Mich., breakwall at approximately 1 a.m. this morning.

Coast Guard seeks help to identify rescued swimmers and rescuers

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking help from the public to identify those involved in the rescue of several swimmers from violent rip tides at Frankfort Beach, Mich., by an off-duty Coast Guardsman and local citizens on Aug. 15, 2010.