Coast Guard urges caution after recent ice rescue cases

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Rochester, New York, navigate their inflatable rescue boat during a rescue of two people who became stuck on an ice floe in Lake Ontario March 18, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Jason Pata) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is urging the use of extreme caution on and near the waterways after the rescue of more than a dozen people in the...

Coast Guard rescues 7 beset by weather in Lake Ontario

Coast Guard rescues 7 beset by weather in Lake Ontario
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard rescued seven people Monday night in two separate cases on Lake Ontario after they were beset by weather. At 7 p.m., off-duty Coast Guard Fireman Jaiden Gray, a crew member of Coast Guard Station Oswego, New York, was at Rudy’s Lakeside Drive- In, in Oswego, and noticed four teens on an inflatable raft struggling to make it back to shore due to the inclement weather....

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary assist 16 boaters during busy start of weekend

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary assist 16 boaters during busy start of weekend
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary assisted 16 boaters in upper New York and Detroit area during a busy Friday night and Saturday morning. At about 9:30 p.m., Friday, a boat crew aboard a 45-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Belle Isle in Detroit responded to a boat taking on water in the vicinity of Harbor Hill Marina on the Detroit River. Upon arriving on scene the...

Coast Guard crews have busy Saturday across Great Lakes – save 8, assist 54

Coast Guard crews have busy Saturday across Great Lakes - save 8, assist 54
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews across the Great Lakes had a busy Saturday, saving eight lives and assisting 54 while responding to 53 cases. Some of the rescues include: Just after 10 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, received a report from a pleasure craft, with two people aboard, stating that they were aground against a breakwall in the vicinity of Marquette...

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local responders across Great Lakes rescue 7, assist 16 during busy start to weekend

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local responders across Great Lakes rescue 7, assist 16 during busy start to weekend
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and local responders teamed up to rescue seven boaters and assist 16 others across the Great Lakes Friday night and early Saturday morning, during a busy start to the weekend. The Coast Guard is not releasing the names of the boaters rescued and assisted, and there is no Coast Guard imagery for any of the cases. The Coast Guard Auxiliary responded...

Coast Guard rescues 6 from boat taking on water near Rochester, New York

Coast Guard rescues 6 from boat taking on water near Rochester, New York
Rochester – The Coast Guard rescued two adults and four children from a boat taking on water in the vicinity of the Genesee River in Rochester, New York, Friday afternoon. At about 2 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Rochester responded to a distress call that came in over channel 16, the designated international hailing and distress channel, from boaters aboard a 26-foot vessel that...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 4 after pleasure boat strikes pier

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 4 after pleasure boat strikes pier
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard, Customs and Boarder Protection and local emergency responders rescued a family of four after their 25-foot Sea Ray hit the Summerville Pier late Thursday night on the Genesee River in Rochester, New York. Shortly after 11 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, New York, received a call from the local 911 dispatch stating that a fisherman reported that a...

Search ends for missing boater on Lake Ontario

 Search ends for missing boater on Lake Ontario
CLEVELAND — Rescue personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Coast Guard ended their active search on Lake Ontario Friday night for a man reported missing Thursday. Missing is John Suppel of Lewiston, New York, who launched out of Wilson Tuscarora State Park in Wilson, New York, aboard a 16-foot camouflage pleasure craft. Responders searched more than 5,000 square miles over a 49-hour period....

U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards continue search for missing boater in Lake Ontario

CLEVELAND— Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard, and various local agencies are continuing to search, Friday, for a missing boater last seen Wednesday afternoon and reported overdue Thursday morning. Missing is John Suppel of Lewiston, New York, who launched out of Wilson Tuscarora State Park in Wilson, New York, aboard a 16-foot camouflage pleasure craft. Searchers from all agencies...