Coast Guard urges caution on Lake Superior

Coast Guard urges caution on Lake Superior
SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. — Due to heavy rains and storms near the coastal Lake Superior region, the Coast Guard urges all boaters in the Keweenaw Waterway and Portage Lake region to avoid recreating on the water due to significant debris in the waterway caused by recent rain storms. Additionally, paddlesport enthusiasts and boaters are reminded to safeguard any loose gear, such as paddleboards,...

Coast Guard, local team save 2 from Portage Lake on Keewenaw Peninsula

Coast Guard, local team save 2 from Portage Lake on Keewenaw Peninsula
US Coast Guard File Photo HOUGHTON, Mich. – Rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Portage, Mich., and the Houghton County Fire Department saved two people after they broke through ice on Portage Lake on the Keewenaw Peninsula in Lake Superior, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie received a report from Houghton County Emergency Dispatch at about 1:35 p.m. that two persons had broken through...

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 searching for 2 adults, 1 child in Lake Superior

Coast Guard searching for 2 adults, 1 child in Lake Superior
SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews are searching the waters of Lake Superior and the Keweenaw Peninsula Sunday for two adults and one child  who went missing Saturday night in the vicinity of the East Portage Canal of Houghton-Hancock, Michigan. Coast Guard crews responded Saturday night after receiving a report that the group had missed a fish fry they were supposed...

Coast Guard ends search for missing 35-year-old-man

Coast Guard ends search for missing 35-year-old-man
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and local agencies are no longer searching for a man reported missing in Torch Lake Township, Michigan, Saturday evening. Just before 11:30 p.m., 35-year-old Isaac Laplander was found safe near his home. Involved in the search were crews from Coast Guard Station Portage, Michigan, aboard a 25-foot response boat and a crew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan,...

Coast Guard crews train for cold water, ice rescues as freezing temps grip Great Lakes region

Coast Guard crews train for cold water, ice rescues as freezing temps grip Great Lakes region
CLEVELAND — As the latest wave of freezing temperatures grips the Great Lakes region, the Coast Guard 9th District is reminding people to use extreme caution when planning recreational activities on or around cold water and frozen ponds, streams, rivers and lakes. “The Coast Guard and our partner agencies stand ready to help those in distress this winter, but it is the general public...