False distress call leads to 3 months in prison and $489,000 reimbursement order for Ohio man.

False distress call leads to 3 months in prison and $489,000 reimbursement order for Ohio man.
Cleveland – A Sandusky man was sentenced to three months in federal custody and ordered to pay $489,007 in restitution after for making a false distress call that caused a massive search on Lake Erie, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Danik Shiv Kumar, 21, pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of making a false distress calls. On the...

Lake Erie Coast Guard has busy Thursday morning with rescues, assists

Lake Erie Coast Guard has busy Thursday morning with rescues, assists
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews from Lake Erie units rescued and assisted several boaters during three search-and-rescue cases Thursday morning. At 12:20 a.m. Thursday, a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, N.Y., received a mayday call over VH-FM marine radio but did not receive any responses to calls for more information. The controller also received notification of two flares...

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters from vessel taking on water in Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters from vessel taking on water in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued three people in Lake Erie off of a boat taking on water Saturday afternoon. At about noon, a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Lorain, Ohio, received notification that a 19-foot recreational boat carrying three people was taking on water North of Vermillion, Ohio, in Lake Erie. All three people were wearing life jackets. A rescue boatcrew launched from the...

Coast Guard investigating marine incident after Canadian-flagged laker damages pier, boat near Lorain, Ohio

Coast Guard investigating marine incident after Canadian-flagged laker damages pier, boat near Lorain, Ohio
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is investigating a marine casualty incident that occurred, Wednesday evening, on the Black River near Lorain, Ohio. No injuries or pollution have been reported, although there is a report of damage done to a concrete pier and a Northern Border Initiative Boston Whaler operated by the Lorain Police Department operates that was moored near Coast Guard Station Lorain. Marine...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sailing vessel taking on water in Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sailing vessel taking on water in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a sailing vessel that was taking on water, early Friday morning, in Lake Erie, two miles northeast of Huron City, Ohio. At 4:35 a.m., a search-and-rescue coordinator, from Coast Guard Sector Detroit, received a call for assistance from a VHF marine radio, channel 16, from a sailing vessel that was taking on water with two people aboard. The SAR...

Coast Guard suspends search for vessel reported to be in distress near Lorain, Ohio

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search at 7:52 p.m. Thursday for the vessel reported to be in distress with four people aboard near Lorain, Ohio, after finding no traces of the boat or boaters. A Coast Guard 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew and 41-foot Utility Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Lorain, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, the crew...

Coast Guard searching Lake Erie for vessel in distress with 4 people aboard

CLEVELAND – U.S. Coast Guard boat and aircrews are searching Lake Erie for any indication of a vessel reported to be in distress Wednesday night with four people aboard about six miles off shore between Lorain, Ohio and Vermilion, Ohio. A pilot in a private plane reported witnessing five red flares being shot from a 25-30-foot boat with four people aboard, all wearing life jackets with personal strobe...

Coast Guard rescues man, woman from Lake Erie near Avon Lake, Ohio

CLEVELAND – A U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Lorain, Ohio, rescued a man and woman after they fell off a personal watercraft and were unable to restart it in Lake Erie near Miller Road Park in Avon Lake, Ohio, Wednesday afternoon. The man and woman, both 18 years old, were able to climb back aboard the personal watercraft after falling off about 150 yards from the pier, but became stranded...

Coast Guard ends search for plane in Lake Erie

CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews have suspended their active search this evening for a possible plane crash reported in Lake Erie. Although crews conducted a thorough search of the area, the Coast Guard never positively confirmed that a plane actually crashed. “Based on the information received from the reporting sources, we felt compelled to send our crews out to the area to search, as a precaution,”...