Coast Guard medevacs man in lower Lake Erie

Coast Guard medevacs man in lower Lake Erie
A Coast Guard aviation survival technician is lowered onto the cargo vessel Joseph H. Thompson May 10, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Isaac Padilla) CLEVELAND – U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit medically evacuated a man experiencing a life-threatening illness aboard a cargo vessel in lower Lake Erie near Marblehead, Ohio, Wednesday afternoon. At 3 p.m., the cargo vessel...

Haunted Coast Guard station event results in successful food drive

Haunted Coast Guard station event results in successful 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 200 visitors toured the facility Oct. 28 and 29, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Lauren Jorgensen) MARBLEHEAD, Ohio – Coast Guard Station Marblehead opened its doors to roughly 250 visitors who toured...

Public invited to tour haunted Coast Guard Station Marblehead

Public invited to tour haunted Coast Guard Station Marblehead
Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyle Love, from Station Marblehead, Ohio, has make-up applied to his face by an artist from Ghoul FX of Sandusky, Ohio in preparation for the 2013 haunted station.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Marblehead) CLEVELAND — The crew of Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, is scheduled to open its doors to visitors for tours of the haunted station the weekend...

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard crews across the Great lakes had a busy Operation Dry Water weekend, responding to more than 100 cases of mariners in distress, rescuing seven, assisting 133 and removing from the water 6 operators who were boating under the influence. With the longer Fourth of July weekend coming up, the Coast Guard stresses the importance of boating safe and sober. “Along with alcohol...

Coast Guard uses skiff ice boat to rescue injured man in Lake Erie

Coast Guard uses skiff ice boat to rescue injured man in Lake Erie
A Coast Guard rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, aboard a skiff ice medically evacuates a man from a dredging barge in Lake Erie near Sandusky, Ohio, April 27, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Marblehead) MARBLEHEAD, Ohio —The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man off of a dredging barge in Lake Erie near Sandusky, Ohio, Wednesday evening. At approximately 5:45 p.m., a...

Coast Guard ends active search for missing man in western Lake Erie

Coast Guard ends active search for missing man in western Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard ended its active search Tuesday night in western Lake Erie near Turtle Island, Ohio, for a missing man who was expected back Monday night and did not return. Missing is 35 year old Brenton Burton of Toledo, Ohio. This decision was made after the identified search area was saturated with the appropriate assets and resources, with no indication of the missing person. “The...

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen on ice floe in Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen on ice floe in Lake Erie
A good Samaritan pilot spotted two fishermen, shown in this photo as the small dark spot near the crack in the ice, stranded on an ice floe in Lake Erie near Catawba Island, Jan. 22, 2015. (Photo courtesy of the good Samaritan) Marblehead, Ohio – The Coast Guard rescued two fisherman stranded on an ice floe in Lake Erie near Catawba Island Friday. At 2 p.m. a good Samaritan flying a plane over Lake...

Response crews conclude product removal from tanker barge Argo

Response crews conclude product removal from tanker barge Argo
A T&T Salvage Inc. diver, wearing a positive pressure dive suit, is inspected by his coworkers prior to conducting dive operations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo Edward Primeau) CLEVELAND – Response crews completed salvage operations to remove a water product mixture from the Lake Erie sunken tanker barge Wednesday. As weather allowed, salvage crews worked methodically, removing the hazardous substance...

Operations continue for sunken Lake Erie tanker barge Argo

Operations continue for sunken Lake Erie tanker barge Argo
A responder labels a sample of product for analysis extracted from the Lake Erie Barge Argo Nov. 11, 2015. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Lauren Jorgensen) CLEVELAND – Salvage operations for the sunken tanker barge Argo in Lake Erie continue as the Unified Command proceeds with plans for product recovery. Crews will start prepping the first tank this week for “hot tapping”...