Coast Guard assists man after boat starts taking on water in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard assists man after boat starts taking on water in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a man after his boat began taking on water approximately 1 mile west of the New Buffalo pier heads in Lake Michigan, Monday evening. Just before 9 p.m., the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Michigan City, Indiana, received a cell phone call from the owner of a 20-foot pleasure craft stating that his boat was taking on water approximately 1 mile west New Buffalo,...

Coast Guard ends active search for missing man in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard ends active search for missing man in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — Rescue personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard have ended their active search on Lake Michigan for a man reported missing Saturday night. At about 6:30 p.m. Saturday night, a rescue crew aboard a 45-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Michigan City, Indiana, responded to a report from La Porte, Indiana, 911 dispatch of six people in distress one and a half miles off the shore of...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 5, searching for 1 in southern Lake Michigan

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 5, searching for 1 in southern Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and two good Samaritan boaters rescued five boaters, Friday evening, from southern Lake Michigan, but are still searching for one missing person. At about 6:30 p.m., a rescue crew aboard a 45-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Michigan City, Indiana, responded to a report from La Porte, Indiana, 911 dispatch of six people in distress one and a half miles off...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 7 from sinking vessel in southern Lake Michigan

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 7 from sinking vessel in southern Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued seven people after their vessel began taking on water in southern Lake Michigan Saturday evening. Around 4:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee received a broadcast on VHF-FM channel 16 from a passenger aboard a 28-foot boat, with six other people aboard, stating that their boat was taking on water approximately...

Coast Guard crews rescues 1, assists 4 during two separate recreational boating emergencies

Coast Guard crews rescues 1, assists 4 during two separate recreational boating emergencies
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews rescued a woman and assisted four other people on Lake Michigan Sunday afternoon. Just before 12:30 p.m. CDT, the owner of a vessel contacted a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, located in Milwaukee, and reported that his 24-foot vessel, with four people aboard, was taking on water about 16 nautical miles east of Milwaukee. He contacted...

Lake Michigan Coast Guard crews have busy weekend of boater rescues, assists

Lake Michigan Coast Guard crews have busy weekend of boater rescues, assists
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews across Lake Michigan had a busy weekend and responded to more than 10 cases of mariners in distress, rescuing four and assisting 13. Unfortunately, two lives were lost on Lake Michigan this weekend. Coast Guard 9th District crews throughout the Great Lakes region responded to 135 cases, rescuing six people and assisting 148 others. The following synopses are the rescue...

Coast Guard investigates unknown sheen in southern Lake Michigan

Coast Guard investigates unknown sheen in southern Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is investigating a sheen Tuesday that was reported in southern Lake Michigan one day earlier. About 3 p.m. Monday, a communications watchstander at Coast Guard Station Michigan City, Ind., was notified that people were coming out the water with an oily substance on them at Porter Beach, Ind. The station directed the reporting source to contact the National Response Center. Coast...

Coast Guard Station Michigan City receives Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award for excellence

Coast Guard Station Michigan City receives Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award for excellence
MILWAUKEE — The crew of Coast Guard Station Michigan City, Ind., received the prestigious Sumner I. Kimball award for excellence Friday. The award, recognizing excellence in operational readiness and vessel condition, is awarded after a thorough inspection by Coast Guard Headquarters’ Office of Boat Forces to crews who meet exceptionally high standards of the service. During the ceremony,...

Coast Guard assists man from submerged boat in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard assists man from submerged boat in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted a man who was rescued by a co-worker from a submerged boat in the vicinity of Johnson Beach on the south shores of Lake Michigan late Thursday afternoon. At 3:55 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Michigan City, Ind., received a request for assistance from a pair of boaters, one of which was aboard a boat taking on water. The station also received a report...