Coast Guard urges caution on, near ice as warmer temperatures return

Coast Guard urges caution on, near ice as warmer temperatures return
Milwaukee — The Coast Guard is urging people to use extreme caution on and near waterways with the forecast for sustained, warmer temperatures beginning this weekend. The above freezing-temperatures could pose safety concerns on Lake Michigan and inland rivers, streams and ponds that have become frozen during the past few weeks. Rising temperatures will cause recently-frozen waters to further melt...

Coast Guard Stations Milwaukee and Sheboygan team with local fire departments to assist duck hunters

Coast Guard Stations Milwaukee and Sheboygan team with local fire departments to assist duck hunters
MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard and the Port Washington and Cedar Grove Fire Departments came to the assistance of two duck hunters on Lake Michigan Friday. A 911 dispatcher contacted Coast Guard Station Sheboygan at 11:30 a.m. about two men whose 14-foot boat was taking on water one mile north and about one-quarter mile east of Harrington Beach State Park. The two hunters called 911 when their engine...

Coast Guard ends active search in Lake Michigan for missing boater

Coast Guard ends active search in Lake Michigan for missing boater
MILWAUKEE – Coast Guard personnel have ended their active search in Lake Michigan, Thursday night, for Joseph Kiehm, last seen Tuesday. The Coast Guard located Kiehm’s boat, the Wild Irish, adrift in Lake Michigan about 10 miles northeast of Milwaukee, Thursday afternoon, after being notified by the captain of the Lake Express Ferry who was on a scheduled transit to Muskegon, Michigan. Kiehm...

Coast Guard continues search for missing man in Lake Michigan after boat found adrift

Coast Guard continues search for missing man in Lake Michigan after boat found adrift
MILWAUKEE – Coast Guard personnel continued to seach Lake Michigan on Thursday for Joseph Kiehm, last seen Tuesday. The Coast Guard located Kiehm’s boat, the Wild Irish, adrift in Lake Michigan about 10 miles northeast of Milwaukee, Thursday afternoon, after a boater responded to an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast requesting assistance locating the vessel. Kiehm was last seen aboard his...

Coast Guard rescues 4 after boat hits Milwaukee breakwall

Coast Guard rescues 4 after boat hits Milwaukee breakwall
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued four men after the 30-foot vessel they were aboard struck the breakwall on the north side of the Milwaukee Harbor entrance late Thursday evening. Just after 9:30 p.m., local time, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee received notification from the Milwaukee Police Dispatch of a 30-foot vessel that had hit the Milwaukee Harbor outer breakwall...

Coast Guard Station Milwaukee earns prestigious award for excellence

Coast Guard Station Milwaukee earns prestigious award for excellence
MILWAUKEE — The crew of Coast Guard Station Milwaukee was awarded the Sumner I. Kimball award for excellence Friday. The award recognizes excellence in operational readiness and vessel condition. It is awarded by Coast Guard Headquarters’ Office of Boat Forces after a thorough inspection of Coast Guard units to crews who meet exceptionally high standards of the service. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Lake Michigan Coast Guard crews rescue or assist 6 people, 1 dog in 3 separate emergencies

Lake Michigan Coast Guard crews rescue or assist 6 people, 1 dog in 3 separate emergencies
MILWAUKEE — Coast Guard crews rescued or assisted six people and one dog on Lake Michigan Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. At 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Milwaukee was contacted via cell phone by a man who reported his boat was sinking in Lake Michigan three miles east of Milwaukee with two other people aboard. A rescue boatcrew aboard a 45-foot Response...

Coast Guard responding to plane crash near Milwaukee

Coast Guard responding to plane crash near Milwaukee
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and partner agencies have located and recovered two men deceased at about 6 p.m., Central Daylight Time Saturday after a plane crashed in Lake Michigan earlier in the day. The men were located and recovered by Milwaukee Fire Department divers. The men were transferred to a Coast Guard Station Milwaukee 45-foot Response Boat-Medium and taken to shore, where they were pronounced...

Coast Guard Station Milwaukee conducts ice rescue training

Coast Guard Station Milwaukee conducts ice rescue training
Milwaukee – Members of Coast Guard Station Milwaukee took advantage of the the ice conditions at McKinley Marina on Tuesday to conduct ice rescue training.  The Coast Guard trains for ice rescues as often as ice conditions permit in order to be ready for a real-life emergency. Ice rescue team members from Coast Guard Station Milwaukee discuss a training scenario on the frozen McKinley Marina...