Coast Guard Station St. Joseph rescues boater missing for 20 hours on Lake Michigan thanks to Good Samaritan

Coast Guard Station St. Joseph rescues boater missing for 20 hours on Lake Michigan thanks to Good Samaritan
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan found and rescued a man Saturday morning, who had been missing since Friday afternoon on lower Lake Michigan. At 6:25 p.m., Friday, a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Calumet Harbor in Chicago received notification from a woman reporting her husband missing in Lake Michigan. The wife reported that he was to sail in his 24-foot boat from Diversey...

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...

New 45-foot response boat increases rescue capability of Coast Guard Station St. Joseph

New 45-foot response boat increases rescue capability of Coast Guard Station St. Joseph
CLEVELAND — The crew of Coast Guard Station St. Joseph, Michigan, officially accepted delivery, Thursday, of the station’s first 45-foot response boat and is inviting the public to a free open house on the station’s grounds for an opportunity to meet the crew and see the new boat, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The response boat will increase the ability of Station St. Joseph’s crew...

Lake Michigan Coast Guard crews rescue or assist 6 people, 1 dog in 3 separate emergencies

Lake Michigan Coast Guard crews rescue or assist 6 people, 1 dog in 3 separate emergencies
MILWAUKEE — Coast Guard crews rescued or assisted six people and one dog on Lake Michigan Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. At 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Milwaukee was contacted via cell phone by a man who reported his boat was sinking in Lake Michigan three miles east of Milwaukee with two other people aboard. A rescue boatcrew aboard a 45-foot Response...

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, good Samaritans rescue 1 child, 3 adults from capsized boat

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 1 child, 3 adults from capsized boat
CLEVELAND — A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station St. Joseph, Mich., and a good Samaritan rescued three adults and one child in Lake Michigan near South Haven, Mich., after the 17-foot recreational boat they were aboard capsized, Tuesday afternoon. The child aboard the capsized vessel was wearing a life jacket, while the three adults were not. The radio watchstander at Station St. Joseph received...

Coast Guard assists 4 people aboard disabled vessel in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard assists 4 people aboard disabled vessel in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard rescue boatcrew assisted four people after their 21-foot recreational vessel became disabled in Lake Michigan, Wednesday morning. Search and rescue controllers at the Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan Command Center, in Milwaukee, received a call from a man on land, who stated that his friend was experiencing engine troubles aboard his boat. The reporting source then lost...

Coast Guard rescues boater in Lake Michigan

CLEVELAND — A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station St. Joseph, Mich., rescued one recreational boater after the 38-foot pleasure craft he was on sank in Lake Michigan Wednesday afternoon. Rescued was a 50-year-old man from Berrien Springs, Mich. His name is not being released. The radio watchstander at Coast Guard Station St. Joseph was contacted at 5:16 p.m., CST, by the man on a marine-band...

Coast Guard ice-rescue team saves 56-year-old man near St. Joseph, Mich.

USCG File PhotoCLEVELAND – An ice-rescue team from U.S. Coast Guard Station St. Joseph, Mich., rescued a 56-year-old man in Lake Michigan, Saturday at approximately 1:30 p.m., CST. The man was rescued after reportedly falling through the ice while taking pictures of ice cliffs. The victim fell through the ice into about 2 feet of water and called 911 after he was unable to get back onto solid...