Coast Guard rescues 46 from ice floe in western Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 46 from ice floe in western Lake Erie
Members from Coast Guard Station Marblehead rescue ice fishermen from an ice floe north of Catawaba Island, March 9, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard and local agencies rescued 46 ice fishermen from an ice floe that broke free near Catawaba Island, Saturday. An additional estimated 100 people were able to self-rescue themselves from the ice floe either by swimming...

Coast Guard, partners rescue 35 people from ice floe near Duluth, Minnesota

Coast Guard, partners rescue 35 people from ice floe near Duluth, Minnesota
Ice rescue training file photo by Lt. Brian Dykens CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and local partner agencies rescued 35 people from an adrift ice floe in Superior Bay near Duluth, Minnesota, Saturday. A Coast Guard Station Duluth ice rescue team worked with the St. Louis Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources to respond to a report that three large groups of people were stranded on...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from Lake Erie ice floe

Coast Guard rescues 5 from Lake Erie ice floe
Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Delong DETROIT — Coast Guard Sector Detroit’s Command Center coordinated with U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit​, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and other local rescue responders to save five fishermen from Lake Erie after they were stranded on an ice floe Friday. Sector Detroit’s Command Center received a distress call...

Coast Guard urges caution after recent ice rescue cases

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Rochester, New York, navigate their inflatable rescue boat during a rescue of two people who became stuck on an ice floe in Lake Ontario March 18, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Jason Pata) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is urging the use of extreme caution on and near the waterways after the rescue of more than a dozen people in the...

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen on ice floe in Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen on ice floe in Lake Erie
A good Samaritan pilot spotted two fishermen, shown in this photo as the small dark spot near the crack in the ice, stranded on an ice floe in Lake Erie near Catawba Island, Jan. 22, 2015. (Photo courtesy of the good Samaritan) Marblehead, Ohio – The Coast Guard rescued two fisherman stranded on an ice floe in Lake Erie near Catawba Island Friday. At 2 p.m. a good Samaritan flying a plane over Lake...

Coast Guard urges caution on ice as warmer temperatures linger through Saturday

Coast Guard urges caution on ice as warmer temperatures linger through Saturday
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard is urging people to use extreme caution on waterways throughout Lake Superior and northern Lakes Michigan and Huron since warmer temperatures are forecast through Saturday. The above freezing-temperatures could pose safety concerns on waterways which may have frozen during the past couple of weeks. Earlier today, a watchstander at Sector Sault Ste. Marie...

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...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from ice floe in Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 from ice floe in Saginaw Bay
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two people from an ice floe in Saginaw Bay about four miles from Hampton Charter Township early Monday afternoon. At 2:40 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River in Essexville, Mich., was relayed a 911 call from Tuscola County reporting that two men were stranded on an ice floe in Saginaw Bay. An ice rescue team launched aboard a Special...

Coast Guard, local Wisconsin agencies rescue 10 stranded people from ice floe

MILWAUKEE — The Coast Guard and local agencies near Dyckesville, Wis., rescued 10 people from an ice floe on Lake Michigan after several ice shelves broke loose from a larger ice mass Monday morning. At approximately  9:46 a.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay received a call from a concerned citizen at Bayshore Park in Dyckesville reporting that 14 people were either stranded...