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 4 from boat taking on water in Lake St. Clair

Coast Guard rescues 4 from boat taking on water in Lake St. Clair
Cleveland — The Coast Guard rescued four people from a 34-foot Chris Craft recreational boat that began taking on water Friday near lighted Buoy 21 in Lake St. Clair. At 12:49 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received notification via VHF-FM channel 16 of a pleasure craft taking on water with four people aboard. They reported that the onboard dewatering system was keeping up with...

Coast Guard assists 4 boaters aboard disabled boat in Lake St. Clair

Coast Guard assists 4 boaters aboard disabled boat in Lake St. Clair
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted four boaters, early Saturday evening, aboard a disabled boat in Lake St. Clair. At about 5:30 p.m., a rescue boat crew aboard a 25-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station St. Clair Shores, responded to a call for assistance over VHF-FM channel 16, the designated international hailing and distress channel, from a disabled and adrift 29-foot boat with four...

Coast Guard Station St. Clair Shores crew conducts medical evacuation on Lake St. Clair

CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man from his vessel on Lake St. Clair after he had suffered an injury to one of his fingers late Sunday afternoon. Around 5:00 p.m., the watchstander at Coast Guard Station St. Clair Shores received a request for assistance over Rescue 21 on VHF-FM channel 16 from people aboard a pleasure craft with seven people aboard. They stated the boat’s...

Coast Guard warns of increasingly unstable ice conditions due to warming weather

Coast Guard warns of increasingly unstable ice conditions due to warming weather
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is issuing a warning Wednesday about increasingly warm temperatures that will increase the possibility of weakened ice across the Great Lakes region. The combination of warmer temperatures and shifting winds has caused extremely hazardous ice conditions throughout the lakes and surrounding rivers, increasing the possibility of the remaining ice breaking apart. “Ice...

Coast Guard rescues 3 adults and 1 child from sinking boat in Lake St. Clair

CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted four people who were on a boat taking on water in Lake St. Clair, Saturday. At 1:40 p.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Detroit was contacted by the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, in Mt. Clemens, Mich., who was forwarding a request for assistance for three adults and one child aboard a 23-foot boat that was taking on water in Lake St....

Coast Guard assists 2 boaters on Lake St. Clair from boat taking on water

CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted two people aboard a boat that was taking on water five miles north of Windsor, Ontario in Lake St. Clair early Monday afternoon. At around 12:15 p.m., a search-and-rescue coordinator, from Coast Guard Sector Detroit, received a distress call, via VHF-FM channel 16, from a good Samaritan reporting a boat with two people aboard was taking on water. Upon receiving...

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy 223rd birthday weekend, saves 2, assists 95

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy 223rd birthday weekend, saves 2, assists 95
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard 9th District crews across the Great Lakes had a busy weekend, responding to 84 cases of mariners in distress, saving two people and assisting 95 others. Sunday was the service’s 223rd birthday. The following synopses are some of the rescue and assist cases the Coast Guard was involved in throughout the lakes. A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio...

Coast Guard responds to 15 cases on Lakes Erie and St. Clair over the weekend

Coast Guard responds to 15 cases on Lakes Erie and St. Clair over the weekend
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews across lakes Erie and St. Clair had a busy weekend and responded to more than 15 cases of mariners in distress, rescuing three, assisting 21, and medically evacuating one. Coast Guard 9th District crews throughout the Great Lakes region responded to 135 cases, rescuing six people and assisting 148 others. The following synopses are some of the rescue, assist, and medical...