Coast Guard assists 2 men aboard boat taking on water in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard assists 2 men aboard boat taking on water in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard rescue boatcrew assisted two men who were aboard a pleasure craft taking on water in the vicinity of Wilmette Harbor in Lake Michigan Friday morning. Search and rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee, received a mayday call from the operator of the Pacifier Three, a 23-foot pleasure craft, at about 10:30 a.m. They immediately dispatched a rescue...

Coast Guard rescues 2 men, 2 children after sailboat capsizes near Fort Sheridan, Ill.

Coast Guard rescues 2 men, 2 children after sailboat capsizes near Fort Sheridan, Ill.
CLEVLEAND — A U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Wilmette Harbor, Ill., rescued two adults and two children after the sailing vessel they were aboard capsized, sending all four into the water, near Fort Sheridan, Ill., Saturday afternoon. The boaters used a handheld VHF-FM marine radio to call for help at 11:30 a.m., after their vessel capsized. A boatcrew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat-Small...

Coast Guard rescues 2 in Lake Michigan near Wilmette, Ill.

CLEVELAND — A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor, Ill., rescued two 14-year-old girls who had reportedly been ejected from a personal watercraft in Lake Michigan, Monday evening. Both were wearing life jackets. Their names are not being released. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee, were notified that the two girls were overdue at about 4 p.m., CDT....

Coast Guard rescues swimmer near breakwall in Wilmette, Ill.

CLEVELAND – A U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Wilmette Harbor, Ill., rescued an 18-year-old Chicago man who was in danger of drowning near the breakwall at Wilmette Dog Beach in Gillson Park, Ill., Wednesday night. Personnel from the Wilmette Fire Department, who had initially responded to the 911 call made by a good Samaritan, requested Coast Guard assistance at 6:31 p.m. CST because they...

Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor to hold boating safety open house

CLEVELAND – The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor is scheduled to hold an open house at 10 Harbor Drive, in Wilmette, Ill., near Gillson Park, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., celebrating the kickoff of National Safe Boating Week. From May 21 – 27, 2011, the Coast Guard is celebrating National Safe Boating Week and urging boaters to pay attention to their boating behaviors and...