Body of missing kayaker recovered in Lake Erie

Body of missing kayaker recovered in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard ended its search for an overdue kayaker after the man’s body was recovered from Lake Erie late Tuesday morning. Dead is Andrew Lasek. “The Coast Guard extends our deepest condolences to the families, friends and anyone else affected by this tragedy,” said Capt. Brian Roche, commander of Coast Guard Sector Buffalo. “I would like to thank Mr....

Coast Guard Called in When Buffalo Protestors Block Tugs

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Coast Guard Station Buffalo and the Erie County Sheriffs Office were called upon Friday after six boats supporting the Iron Workers Local Union 6 blocked the passage of two tugboats. The tugboats Washington and Ohio were pushing a barge carrying windmill parts to a mooring on the Buffalo River. The protesters were protesting the fact that the tugs were being operated by out-of-state...