Coast Guard medically evacuates man from 35-foot sailboat on Lake Huron

Coast Guard medically evacuates man from 35-foot sailboat on Lake Huron
CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard crews conducted a MEDEVAC of a 74-year-old man from a 35-foot sailboat involved in the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race early Sunday morning on northern Lake Huron. Just before 6:30 a.m., the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alder, homeported in Duluth, Minnesota, and deployed to assist with the race, was contacted by the sailboat stating that a crew member had lost...

Michigan-based Coast Guardsmen run through Tawas as part of yearly canned food drive

Michigan-based Coast Guardsmen run through Tawas as part of yearly canned food drive
CLEVELAND — Personnel from Coast Guard Station Tawas, located in East Tawas, Mich., and the Coast Guard Sector Detroit Chief’s Mess ran two miles through downtown East Tawas Friday morning as part of a yearly canned food drive. The Thunderwater – Great Lakes 1,000-Mile Canned Food Drive started Aug. 15 and ends Nov. 15. Coast Guardsmen from Coast Guard Station Tawas, in East Tawas, Mich.,...

Coast Guard Rescues 2 Boaters from Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard Rescues 2 Boaters from Saginaw Bay
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two people from Saginaw Bay Sunday after their boat began taking on water. At about 11:20 a.m., a communications watchstander at Coast Guard Station Tawas, Mich., received notification from the Iosco County Central Dispatch that a 22-foot vessel with two people aboard was taking on water near Charity Island in Saginaw Bay. The Iosco County dispatcher had received...

Coast Guardsmen run to promote canned food drive

Coast Guardsmen run to promote canned food drive
CLEVELAND – Members of Coast Guard Station Tawas, in East Tawas, Mich., are scheduled to run though the streets of nearby towns to promote the Thunderwater – Great Lakes 500 Canned Food Drive, Friday morning. The group’s goal for the food drive, which began Oct. 24 and and is scheduled to end Dec. 15, was to collect 500 canned food items and run a total of 500 cumulative miles. Members the...

Coast Guard rescues father and son off of boat taking on water in Lake Huron

Coast Guard rescues father and son off of boat taking on water in Lake Huron
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard rescued a father and son who were aboard a boat taking on water in Lake Huron, three miles northwest of Tawas, Mich., Tuesday afternoon. A rescue boatcrew aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Tawas, in East Tawas, Mich., came to the aid of the boaters, aboard a 35-foot pleasure craft. The same boaters had contacted the Station Tawas radio watchstander...

Coast Guard rescues 4 in Lake Huron

Coast Guard rescues 4 in Lake Huron
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two men and two young boys, Tuesday morning, who spent 14 hours in the waters of Lake Huron after their boat capsized Monday night. A search-and-rescue coordinator from Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a report, Monday night, of an overdue vessel with four people aboard, from the owner of the boat, who reportedly lent it to friends for the day. The owner said...

Coast Guard Stations Tawas, Harbor Beach rescue 3 men aboard flooding speedboat

CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard boatcrews from Stations Tawas, Mich., and Harbor Beach, Mich., rescued three men after the boat they were aboard reportedly struck an underwater object and began taking on water near Hat Point in Hume, Mich., Sunday evening. The Port Austin, Mich., men used the 21-foot speedboat’s VHF-FM marine radio to call for help at 6 p.m. following the accident. Rescue 21, Station...

Coast Guard rescues adrift kiteboarder in Lake Huron

CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Tawas, Mich., rescued a kiteboarder after his lines became tangled, rendering the kite unusable, about three miles north of Tawas Point in Lake Huron Saturday afternoon. Good Samaritans on the beach reported the incident when they noticed the 23-year-old Commerce Township, Mich., man appeared to be struggling with his kite. A boatcrew from Station Tawas...

Coast Guard rescues lost hunter in Saginaw

USCG file photoCLEVELAND – U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers hoisted a disoriented hunter to safety after he lost his way while duck hunting in a southern Saginaw, Mich., marsh at about 9:10 p.m., Tuesday. A rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit launched aboard an HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter, and crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Tawas, Mich., drove to the area in an automobile to try...