Coast Guard rescues man in windy Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard rescues man in windy Saginaw Bay
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a man in Saginaw Bay after his 19-foot vessel began taking on water Tuesday afternoon. Just before 4:30 p.m., the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, in Essexville, Michigan, received a report from the local 911 dispatch of a 19-foot recreational fishing boat, with one man aboard, that was taking on water about 4.5 miles north of the Saginaw River. A...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan boater rescue 4 from Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard, good Samaritan boater rescue 4 from Saginaw Bay
CLEVELAND — The Coast rescued four people, Sunday evening, from the waters of Saginaw Bay, Michigan. At about 7 p.m., the Coast Guard responded to a mayday that came over a VHF-FM radio channel 16, the designated international hailing and distress channel, from a good Samaritan boater who came across four people clinging to an overturned boat in Saginaw Bay. A rescue boat crew aboard a 24-foot air...

Coast Guard warns of unsafe ice conditions throughout Saginaw Bay due to warming temperatures

Coast Guard warns of unsafe ice conditions throughout Saginaw Bay due to warming temperatures
BAY CITY, Mich., — The Coast Guard is warning outdoor enthusiasts of unsafe ice conditions throughout Saginaw Bay, the Saginaw River and in the area surrounding the Consumers Power Plant locally known as the ‘Hot Ponds.’ The crew of Coast Guard Station Saginaw River in Essexville, Mich., warns that warm temperatures forecasted for the weekend will weaken the ice and could cause extremely...

Coast Guard rescues snowmobilers in Saginaw Bay near Bay City

Coast Guard rescues snowmobilers in Saginaw Bay near Bay City
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard rescued two men after their snowmobiles crashed through the ice about a mile offshore on Saginaw Bay near Bay City, Mich., Saturday night. Personnel at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, in Essexville, Mich., received a call from Bay County 911 dispatch at about 9:15 p.m. stating that two people had broken through the ice. The call was made by a third person in the party...

Coast Guard rescues injured snowmobiler on Saginaw River

Coast Guard rescues injured snowmobiler on Saginaw River
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued an injured snowmobiler early Sunday morning, on the Saginaw River in the vicinity of the Smith Park in Essexville, Mich. At about 1 a.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a phone call from a woman reporting that her friend was lost and injured on the Saginaw River. The woman stated that she, the injured man and another person...

Coast Guard rescues snowmobiler who fell through ice

Coast Guard rescues snowmobiler who fell through ice
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a snowmobiler who fell through the ice, Saturday night, on the Saginaw River in the vicinity of the Channel Islands in the Saginaw Bay. At 9:15 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, in Essexville, Mich., was patched into a phone call between the Bay City emergency dispatch and a man reporting that his friend fell through the ice on his snowmobile. The...

Coast Guard rescues 4 duck hunters in Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard rescues 4 duck hunters in Saginaw Bay
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued four men in Saginaw Bay Friday morning. Just before 7:30 a.m., a local 911 dispatcher informed the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, located in Essexville, Mich., that they had received a report of four duck hunters in the water after their canoe capsized near Channel Island in Saginaw Bay. A rescue boat crew from Station Saginaw River responded...

Coast Guard rescues man from sinking boat in Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard rescues man from sinking boat in Saginaw Bay
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a man off of a sinking boat in Saginaw Bay Monday after attempts to dewater the boat were unsuccessful. At 9:40 a.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, in Essexville, Mich., was contacted by a good Samaritan with a report of a man aboard an 18-foot boat sinking in the Saginaw Bay while it was being towed by another boat. The caller was concerned that...

Coast Guard assists 4 using technology and training in Saginaw Bay rescue

Coast Guard assists 4 using technology and training in Saginaw Bay rescue
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard located and assisted two adults and two children early Sunday morning after they were stranded on a disabled boat for more than eight hours in Saginaw Bay. Just after midnight, search-and-rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Detroit were notified of a disabled 20-foot vessel with two children and two adults aboard, near Saginaw Bay Channel Light. The reporting source...