Overdue fisherman found safe near Peelee Island after being adrift since Wednesday

Overdue fisherman found safe near Peelee Island after being adrift since Wednesday
CLEVELAND — A Lake Erie fisherman was found safe aboard his vessel early this morning after being adrift since Wednesday morning. At about 6:30 p.m., Thursday, a search-and-rescue coordinator at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a report of an overdue boater. The boater, a 63-year-old male, reportedly departed Turtle Creek Marina near Oak Harbor, Ohio, at 7 a.m., Wednesday. The SAR coordinator...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Lake Erie near Luna Pier

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Lake Erie near Luna Pier
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard crews suspended their search Sunday night for a man missing in Lake Erie near Luna Pier, Michigan, since Sunday morning. “Suspending a search and rescue case is an extremely difficult decision to make,” said Cmdr. Austin Ives, the Sector Detroit search-and-rescue mission coordinator. “The Coast Guard and partner agencies have exhausted all available resources...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 2, still searching for 1 in Lake Erie near Luna Pier, Mich.

CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard and partnering agencies are searching for a 34-year-old man swept out into Lake Erie near Luna Pier, Michigan, Sunday morning. At 9:45 a.m., a search-and-rescue coordinator at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received notification from the Monroe County, Michigan, 911 dispatch of three people swept out into Lake Erie near the J. R. Whiting Power Plant, just south of Luna Pier. A...

Coast Guard Station Toledo and good Samaritan rescue 3 in Lake Erie near Toledo

Coast Guard Station Toledo and good Samaritan rescue 3 in Lake Erie near Toledo
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued three people in Lake Erie near Toledo Friday night. At 7 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received notification from the Lucas County 911 dispatch of a capsized Jet Ski and three people in the water being pushed out into Lake Erie by strong winds. Two rescue boat crews from Coast Guard Station Toledo, Ohio, were conducting...

Coast Guard medically evacuates 51-year-old man from Lake Erie near Monroe, Mich.

Coast Guard medically evacuates 51-year-old man from Lake Erie near Monroe, Mich.
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation Thursday afternoon of an 51-year-old man from a boat on Lake Erie 3 miles north of Monroe, Mich. Just before 1 p.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a request from Monroe County 911 dispatchers to transport the man to emergency medical service personnel waiting on shore. The man was reported to be slipping...

Coast Guard rescues 2, assists 1 in Lake Erie near Monroe, Mich.

Coast Guard rescues 2, assists 1 in Lake Erie near Monroe, Mich.
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard rescued two people and assisted another after they fell off of their personal water crafts near Sterling State Park in Monroe, Michigan, Wednesday afternoon. At 2 p.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a phone call from one of the individuals who was able to get back onto a jet ski, reporting that his two friends were unable to get...

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing fishermen in Lake Erie

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing fishermen in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the two remaining people in the water near South Bass Island in Lake Erie, Thursday, pending any new developments. Two bodies were recovered and a boat was found five miles northeast of Locust Point, Ohio, Thursday morning. Both recovered people where wearing life jackets at the time of their recovery. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard leads international effort in search for overdue fishermen in Lake Erie

Coast Guard leads international effort in search for overdue fishermen in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews continue to search for two people in the water in Lake Erie, Thursday, after two bodies were recovered and a boat was found five miles northeast of Locust Point, Ohio. Both recovered people were wearing life jackets. The Coast Guard has also dispatched a fixed-wing search jet, based out of Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, from Air Station...

Coast Guard rescues man stranded on ice floe in western Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues man stranded on ice floe in western Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a man early this morning after he became stranded on an ice floe adrift in Lake Erie. Just before 2:30 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Detroit overheard radio communications over VHF-FM marine radio about a person stranded on the ice. They made radio callouts and the Frenchtown, Mich., Fire Department reported being en route to Sterling...