Devil’s blanket may be one reason for unusually high number of recent ice rescues

Devil's blanket may be one reason for unusually high number of recent ice rescues
CLEVELAND — Rescues in Saginaw Bay, Michigan, Sunday evening and Lake Erie Monday morning are the latest in an alarmingly high number of Great Lakes ice rescues since Saturday, prompting a Coast Guard reminder of the risk of venturing out onto the ice and of the importance of taking appropriate safety precautions. Throughout the weekend the Coast Guard, good Samaritans and the Bay County, Michigan...

Good Samaritan, Coast Guard rescue 4 after boat strikes buoy

CLEVELAND — A U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Saginaw, Mich., worked with a good Samaritan to rescue four people after their speedboat struck a buoy in Saginaw Bay Channel in Lake Huron Saturday night. A good Samaritan on a nearby boat pulled the two women and two men out of the water after the accident and called 911 to report it. A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Saginaw immediately launched...

6 rescued from ice floes, prompting Coast Guard warning about weakening ice

USCG file photo by Petty Officer Tom AtkesonCLEVELAND — A U.S. Coast Guard airboat crew from Station Saginaw River, Mich., rescued five people who became stranded on an ice floe in Saginaw Bay, near Linwood, Mich., Thursday night. The local fire department rescued another man who was stranded on a different ice floe in the same area. The high number of rescues demonstrates that the rapidly changing...