Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 people from burning boat on Grand River off Grand Haven

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 people from burning boat on Grand River off Grand Haven
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued 4 people after their 20-foot boat caught fire on the Grand River, Sunday. A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Grand Haven was on an afternoon boat safety patrol near the Grand Haven Power Plant at about 3:45 p.m. when they witnessed a person jump from a boat and into the water. When they arrived on scene to pull that person out of...

Coast Guard helicopter crew uses rotor wash to assist 2 fishermen surrounded by ice off Holland, Michigan

Coast Guard helicopter crew uses rotor wash to assist 2 fishermen surrounded by ice off Holland, Michigan
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan used the rotor wash from their aircraft to help clear a path for two fishermen who were pushed offshore aboard their 16-foot boat by wind and ice, and then became surrounded by the ice off Holland, Saturday. Shortly before 10 a.m., a Watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee received a...

Coast Guard conducts ice rescue training, urges caution as warm temperatures return

Coast Guard conducts ice rescue training, urges caution as warm temperatures return
An ice-rescue team member from Coast Guard Station Grand Haven, Mich., and an air crew member hold the trail line as they prepare to receive the stokes litter from the air crew aboard a Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Traverse City, March 5, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Abigail Moore) GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – The Coast Guard is urging people to use extreme caution on and near waterways...

Grand Haven Coast Guard units resume operations following morning bomb threat

Grand Haven Coast Guard units resume operations following morning bomb threat
CLEVELAND — Personnel at Coast Guard Station Grand Haven and Coast Guard Sector Field Office Grand Haven have resumed operations following a bomb threat Sunday morning. No Coast Guard members were injured during the incident and no explosive devices were found. Both units were evacuated following a telephoned bomb threat and a man driving a truck through Station Grand Haven’s security gate. Crews...

Grand Haven Coast Guard Station and Sector Field Office evacuated after bomb threat

Grand Haven Coast Guard Station and Sector Field Office evacuated after bomb threat
CLEVELAND — Personnel from Coast Guard Station Grand Haven, Michigan, and Coast Guard Sector Field Office Grand Haven have been evacuated after a bomb threat was made against the station. No injuries to Coast Guard personnel have been reported at this time. Shortly after 6 a.m. EST, Ottawa County Dispatch notified the command center at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee that they had received...

Coast Guard, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department Assists 5 From Sinking Vessel in Grand River

Coast Guard, Ottawa County Sheriff's Department Assists 5 From Sinking Vessel in Grand River
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and an Ottawa County Sheriff Marine Unit assisted five people from a 20-foot pleasure craft that was taking on water in the Grand River near Grand Haven, Michigan, Sunday afternoon. Just after 3:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee, were notified by a Coast Guard Station Grand Haven crew that a 20-foot vessel, with five people aboard,...

Teenager helps Coast Guard assist 15 people aboard grounded pontoon boat.

CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews assisted 15 people aboard a grounded pontoon boat in the Grand River near Grand Haven, Michigan, early Saturday morning. Just after 1:15 a.m., a crew from Coast Guard Station Grand Haven on patrol received a radio call from Tow Boat US of an aground 16-foot pontoon boat on the Grand River near Lloyd’s Bayou with 15 people aboard. The pontoon boat had contacted...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from water near Grand Haven, Mich.

Coast Guard rescues 2 from water near Grand Haven, Mich.
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two women from Lake Michigan near the north pier head in Grand Haven, Michigan, after their kayaks overturned, Monday afternoon. Just before 5 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee were notified by Ottawa County Dispatch of two women in the water off the north pier head in Grand Haven after their kayaks had overturned. Sector Lake...

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend of rescues, assists, law enforcement operations

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend of rescues, assists, law enforcement operations
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard had a busy weekend throughout the Great Lakes as crews responded to 40 search-and-rescue cases, issued five civil penalties and four federal tickets for boating-under-the-influence, and conducted one federal arrest. Friday afternoon, Coast Guard Station Grand Haven, Mich., rescued a 3-year-old boy who had fallen from a pier. A Coast Guard law enforcement team issued a...