Coast Guard searching for missing boater in Lake Erie off Vermilion, Ohio

Coast Guard searching for missing boater in  Lake Erie off Vermilion, Ohio
Coast Guard Station Marblehead 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Phillip Null) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard, along with local authorities, is currently searching for a missing boater off of Vermilion, Ohio. Watchstanders in Coast Guard Sector Detroit Command Center received a call from local Erie County Sheriffs about 9 p.m., Friday, stating that an unmanned boat,...

Coast Guard ends active search for overdue kayakers in Western Lake Erie

Coast Guard ends active search for overdue kayakers in Western Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard has ended its active search Wednesday morning in Lorain, Ohio, for two overdue kayakers who were expected back Tuesday night and did not return. Missing is Nicole Launert, 27, and Mike Smith, 30. The search was ended after a reporter found the two missing kayaks neatly stowed approximately 100 feet from Grumpy’s Bait and Tackle boat launch in the woods Wednesday...

Coast Guard, City of Lorain discuss changes to local Coast Guard operations

Coast Guard, City of Lorain discuss changes to local Coast Guard operations
LORAIN, Ohio — Representatives with the U.S. Coast Guard, City of Lorain, and Lorain area response agencies met in Lorain Tuesday morning to discuss a Coast Guard proposal to optimize its response capabilities by adjusting how it operates Coast Guard Station Lorain in the future. Under the proposed plan, Station Lorain will remain staffed with response crews Friday through Sunday during the summer...

Inclement weekend weather source of numerous Great Lakes searches and rescues

Inclement weekend weather source of numerous Great Lakes searches and rescues
CLEVELAND — Boaters caught in inclement weather and unmarked watercraft breaking free and floating off shore across the Great Lakes region caused numerous Coast Guard searches and rescues during the weekend. The Coast Guard encourages everyone, regardless of boating experience, ability or vessel type, to check current and forecast weather before heading out onto the water, and encourages owners...

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, local fire department rescue teen stranded on Avon, Ohio breakwall

Coast Guard, local fire department rescue teen stranded on Avon, Ohio breakwall
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard rescued a 16-year old boy from Lake Erie, Friday afternoon, after he became stranded on a breakwall near Avon, Ohio. Just after 3 p.m., search-and-rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo received a report of two people stranded on the breakwall at Avon Point after their personal watercraft broke down and they were blown by the wind onto the breakwall. The search-and-rescue...

Coast Guard rescues 3, removes 3 drunk boaters during busy Saturday on the Great Lakes

Coast Guard rescues 3, removes 3 drunk boaters during busy Saturday on the Great Lakes
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two, assisted four, conducted a medevac and cited three boaters for boating under the influence during patrols throughout the Great Lakes region, Saturday. At about 11:40 a.m., Coast Guard Station Lorain, Ohio, responded to a sailing vessel with two people aboard taking on water near the mouth of the Black River. The rescue boat crew, aboard a 25-foot response...

Coast Guard assists stranded kayaker from Lorain Harbor breakwall

Coast Guard assists stranded kayaker from Lorain Harbor breakwall
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard assisted two kayakers, a mother and her son, back to shore after the son became stranded on the breakwall near Lorain, Ohio, Friday afternoon. At about 12:15 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Lorain received a phone call from the mother stating that her son was stranded on the breakwall after several attempts to right his capsized kayak. A Coast Guard boat...

Coast Guard assists 2 boaters in Lake Erie after vessel begins taking on water

Coast Guard assists 2 boaters in Lake Erie after vessel begins taking on water
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted two people on Lake Erie Tuesday evening after their vessel began taking on water. Just before 4:30 p.m., mariners aboard a 20-foot vessel notified Coast Guard Station Lorain, Ohio, that they were taking on water one mile north of Lorain Harbor. Station Lorain issued an urgent marine information broadcast, which informs mariners of a distress situation and asks...