Coast Guard rescues 46 from ice floe in western Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 46 from ice floe in western Lake Erie
Members from Coast Guard Station Marblehead rescue ice fishermen from an ice floe north of Catawaba Island, March 9, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard and local agencies rescued 46 ice fishermen from an ice floe that broke free near Catawaba Island, Saturday. An additional estimated 100 people were able to self-rescue themselves from the ice floe either by swimming...

Coast Guard Personnel are Top Award Winners for Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard Personnel are Top Award Winners for Operation Dry Water
Washington, DC – For the first time, a Coast Guard law enforcement officer and a Coast Guard unit were recognized as top within their field at the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) annual conference, which was held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Since Operation Dry Water (ODW) involves over 7,400 law enforcement officers and 570 agencies, this recognition is an outstanding...

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

Coast Guard ends search for missing boater in Lake Erie off Vermilion, Ohio
Coast Guard Station Marblehead 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo. CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing boater in Lake Erie after a body matching the description was located, Saturday. The missing boater was located at 12 p.m. by a good Samaritan approximately three miles north of the mouth of the Vermilion River, and was not wearing a life jacket. The search for the missing...

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 searching for PIW in Sandusky Bay

Coast Guard searching for PIW in Sandusky Bay
A MH-65C Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit File photo by Seaman Brooke Sauers CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in Sandusky Bay after he was reported missing Friday evening. Crews are searching for a 245-pound male with blond hair, wearing a black long-sleeve t-shirt. Just before 7 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Detroit Command Center watchstanders...

Coast Guard Station Marblehead to host haunted house food drive

Coast Guard Station Marblehead to host haunted house food drive
Chief Petty Officer Mike Jorgensen (top) and Petty Officer 3rd Class Isaac Padilla of Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, staffed the “haunted” station as roughly 250 visitors toured the facility in 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Lauren Jorgensen) MARBLEHEAD, Ohio — The crew of Coast Guard Station Marblehead is scheduled to open its doors to the community to host...

Coast Guard rescues 7 off grounded vessel in Western Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 7 off grounded vessel in Western Lake Erie
Air Station Detroit MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued seven people Saturday evening off their grounded vessel on Buckeye Reef near Middle Bass Island in Western Lake Erie. Shortly after 7:30 p.m. Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a report of a 28-foot vessel that was hard aground on Buckeye Reef with five adults and two children...

Coast Guard suspends search in western Lake Erie

Coast Guard suspends search in western Lake Erie
USCG file photo DETROIT — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended their search in western Lake Erie for a possible person in the water following a distress call overheard on VHF-FM channel 16 Monday morning. There have been no correlating reports of distress, missing persons, or overdue vessels. At 8 p.m., July 3, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit suspended search efforts in response to a distress broadcast...

Coast Guard and RCAF searching for possible Person in Water in western Lake Erie

Coast Guard and RCAF searching for possible Person in Water in western Lake Erie
A MH-65C Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit File photo by Seaman Brooke Sauers DETROIT — The U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Air Force are searching western Lake Erie for a possible person in the water following a distress call overheard on VHF-FM channel 16 Monday morning. No further transmissions were made and the Coast Guard was unable to hail the vessel. At 10:45 a.m.,...