Coast Guard, local agencies rescue 10 people, 3 dogs from Chocolay River flooding

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue 10 people, 3 dogs from Chocolay River flooding
Petty Officers Gerard Gagnon, Tim Koscielny and Terry Bailey launch a rescue skiff Oct. 18 ,2016, down a flooded driveway near the Chocolay River in Marquette, Michigan. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Marquette) SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan, — The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued 10 people and three dogs from the floods along the Chocolay River near Marquette, Michigan, Tuesday morning. At...

Coast Guard air crew rescues stranded kayaker in Lake Superior

Coast Guard air crew rescues stranded kayaker in Lake Superior
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard air crew rescued a kayaker in Lake Superior Friday afternoon. At 1 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, received an emergency transmission over marine radio from a kayaker reporting that he and three other kayakers had capsized and had become separated from their group in Lake Superior near Grand Island. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie watchstanders...

Coast Guard ends active search for 2 adults, 1 child missing in Lake Superior

Coast Guard ends active search for 2 adults, 1 child missing in Lake Superior
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard ended its active search Wednesday afternoon for two adults and one child who went missing in Lake Superior Saturday night. “This is the most difficult decision we have to make during a search effort,” said Cmdr. Carolyn Moberley, of Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie. “Coast Guard boat crews, aircraft, the cutter Biscayne Bay, as well as...

Search area for 2 adults, 1 child missing in Lake Superior increased to 7,000 Square Miles

Search area for 2 adults, 1 child missing in Lake Superior increased to 7,000 Square Miles
SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews along with state and local agencies continue to increase the search area in Lake Superior Tuesday for two adults and one child who went missing Saturday night in the vicinity of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The search region now extends east to Grand Marais, Michigan, and north to Caribou Island, Ontario, totaling approximately 7,000 square...

Coast Guard increases search area for 2 adults, 1 child missing in Lake Superior

Coast Guard increases search area for 2 adults, 1 child missing in Lake Superior
SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews along with state and local agencies have increased the search area in Lake Superior Monday for two adults and one child who went missing Saturday night in the vicinity of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The search region now extends from outer Keweenaw Bay into Lake Superior. One of the three missing has been identified as Keith Karvonen. The...

Coast Guard, National Park Service rescue 3 in Munising Bay

Coast Guard, National Park Service rescue 3 in Munising Bay
SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan – The Coast Guard and National Park Service rescued three people in Munising Bay, near Munising, Michigan, after their kayaks capsized Tuesday. At 4:48 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie received notification from a man reporting that his kayak had capsized in the bay between Sand Point and Minors Castle Point and he had swam to shore, but did not know where the other...

Coast Guard rescues man in Lake Superior, assists in recovery of more than 30 kayaks

Coast Guard rescues man in Lake Superior, assists in recovery of more than 30 kayaks
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — Coast Guard Sector Sault Saint Marie, its small boat station in Marquette, Michigan, along with Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, were busy Wednesday with reports of capsized vessels and more than 30 unmanned adrift kayaks in Lake Superior. “Today was a great example of the Coast Guard doing exactly what we are here to do, help people and save lives,”...

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 crew rescues three from Lake Superior

Coast Guard crew rescues three from Lake Superior
A capsized 20-foot sailing vessel floats in Lake Superior about 200 yards outside the breakwall near the Lower Harbor in Marquette, Mich., Aug. 19, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Smith) SAULT STE. MARIE – A crew from Coast Guard Station Marquette, Michigan rescued three people from Lake Superior after their 20-foot sailboat capsized Wednesday. Just before 6 p.m.,...