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...

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend with rescues, assists, law enforcement activity

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend with rescues, assists, law enforcement activity
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard crews across the Great Lakes had a busy weekend and responded to more than 100 cases of mariners in distress, rescuing five and assisting 127. Unfortunately, three lives were lost, 11 people were cited for boating under the influence, and 23 voyages were terminated for various safety concerns. The following synopses are just a few of the responses that the Coast Guard was...

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend of rescues, assists, law enforcement operations

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend of rescues, assists, law enforcement operations
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard had a busy weekend throughout the Great Lakes as crews responded to 40 search-and-rescue cases, issued five civil penalties and four federal tickets for boating-under-the-influence, and conducted one federal arrest. Friday afternoon, Coast Guard Station Grand Haven, Mich., rescued a 3-year-old boy who had fallen from a pier. A Coast Guard law enforcement team issued a...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from sinking boat in Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard rescues 4 from sinking boat in Saginaw Bay
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard rescued four people in Saginaw Bay from a boat taking on water, Tuesday night. At 7:45 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, in Essexville, Mich., received notification that a 24-foot recreational boat carrying four people was taking on water near Channel Island in Saginaw Bay. The owner stated they began taking on water when several large waves...

Coast Guard assist boaters, issues federal ticket to boaters operating under the influence

Coast Guard assist boaters, issues federal ticket to boaters operating under the influence
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted two people that were in a disabled and adrift boat near the entrance to the Saginaw River and also issued a federal ticket due to suspected boating under the influence late Friday night. At around 11:15 p.m., a search-and-rescue coordinator at Coast Guard Sector Detroit was notified of a disabled boat with two people aboard. The SAR coordinator directed the launch...

Coast Guard rescues 2 stranded on island in Saginaw Bay

CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two people who became stranded on Channel Island in Saginaw Bay Sunday evening. At 9 p.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a report of two individuals stranded on Channel Island who were unable to make way in their inflatable paddle craft due to strong currents in the area. A rescue boatcrew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat...

Coast Guard rescues man from ice floe on Saginaw Bay – warns Great Lakes residents of unsafe ice

Coast Guard rescues man from ice floe on Saginaw Bay - warns Great Lakes residents of unsafe ice
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted a man off an ice floe in Saginaw Bay near the mouth of the Kawkawlin River early Tuesday afternoon. Due to the recent trend of warmer temperatures and with spring fast approaching, the Coast Guard is warning people to stay off old, weathered ice. At about 12:40 p.m., search-and-rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Detroit and the 9th Coast Guard District...

Coast Guard assists injured person on ice in Saginaw River

Coast Guard assists injured person on ice in Saginaw River
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted in an ice rescue near the mouth of the Saginaw River in Bay City, Mich., Friday. At 8 p.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received notification of a man who was injured in a snowmobile accident, having been thrown off his snowmobile 300 yards offshore near the mouth of the Saginaw River. A rescue boatcrew aboard a 20-foot Special...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from ice floe in Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 from ice floe in Saginaw Bay
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two people from an ice floe in Saginaw Bay about four miles from Hampton Charter Township early Monday afternoon. At 2:40 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River in Essexville, Mich., was relayed a 911 call from Tuscola County reporting that two men were stranded on an ice floe in Saginaw Bay. An ice rescue team launched aboard a Special...