Coast Guard urges those who recreate on ice to take proper safety precautions

CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard is urging Monday that individuals who choose to recreate on frozen lakes and rivers to take proper safety precautions after two events on Sunday demonstrated the danger and unpredictability of ice in the Great Lakes. There were no injuries reported during the two incidents. Sunday morning, seven individuals were rescued on Sunday morning after being stranded on an...

Coast Guard continues to caution Great Lakes citizens, visitors of the dangers of weakening ice

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Office Lauren Jorgensen CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard is cautioning those who choose to recreate on ice-covered waterways in the Great Lakes region that warmer weather expected this week and coming weekend may accelerate melting of ice fields, resulting in dangerous conditions. Prior to going on or near any ice-covered waterways, people should check local...

Increasing temperatures and shifting winds pose hazardous ice conditions on Lake Erie

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard is advising all Great Lakes residents and ice fishing enthusiasts to be aware of possible ice floe breakaways in the coming days.

Video – Rescue of 134 People Stranded on Ice Floe

CLEVELAND – In this video from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, more than 100 ice fisherman are stranded on an ice floe in Western Lake Erie near Oak Harbor, Ohio. The U.S. Coast Guard and numerous Ohio state, county and local responders recovered 134 people from an 8-mile ice floe.

Multiple agencies respond to hundreds of people stranded on ice floe

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard, and multiple state and local agencies are attempting to rescue several hundred people stranded on an ice floe in western Lake Erie near Oak Harbor, Ohio.