Coast Guard crew rescues dog from icy Betsie Bay near Frankfort Shipping Channel

Coast Guard crew rescues dog from icy Betsie Bay near Frankfort Shipping Channel
FRANKFORT, Mich. – An ice rescue team from Coast Guard Station Frankfort pulled a dog to safety Tuesday, after it jumped into icy Betsie Bay near the Frankfort Shipping Channel. At about 9:45 a.m. local time, Petty Officer 1st Class Kurt Lubbers witnessed, from inside the station, a dog jump into the water on the far side of the Bay. Crewmembers activated the search and rescue alarm and contacted...

Coast Guard Station Toledo rescues 2 from North Maumee Bay near Toledo

Coast Guard Station Toledo rescues 2 from North Maumee Bay near Toledo
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard crew rescued two people from the North Maumee Bay near the Ohio/Michigan border after they fell through the ice with their snowmobiles early Sunday morning. Just after 12 a.m., two people contacted the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Toledo, Ohio, to report they had fallen through the ice on their snowmobiles with two other people. They were able to climb to the shore...

Coast Guard and Detroit police rescue woman in Detroit River

Coast Guard and Detroit police rescue woman in Detroit River
CLEVELAND — Personnel from the Coast Guard and the Detroit Police Department rescued a woman in the Detroit River Wednesday evening. A security guard from Detroit River Walk Security called a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Detroit via phone at 5:30 p.m., to report a woman in the water in the vicinity of the UAW-Ford National Programs Center on W. Jefferson Avenue in Detroit....

Coast Guard rescues dog, stresses ice safety

Coast Guard rescues dog, stresses ice safety
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a dog from the frigid waters of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Sunday morning after it fell through the ice. At about 9 a.m., the owner of the dog called Door County, Wis., 911 reporting that her dog had fallen through the ice after chasing a goose out on the ice. A Door County 911 dispatcher then contacted the Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay. A short-haul ice-rescue team...

Coast Guard stresses cold water, ice safety

Coast Guard stresses cold water, ice safety
CLEVELAND — With winter here to stay and ice formation forecasted across the Great Lakes system, the 9th Coast Guard District reminds people to use extra precautions when planning recreational activities on or around cold water and frozen ponds, streams, rivers and lakes. Rescuers from 9th District and its search-and-rescue partners rescued 53 people last winter from either cold water or ice conditions. The...

Coast Guard assists injured person on ice in Saginaw River

Coast Guard assists injured person on ice in Saginaw River
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted in an ice rescue near the mouth of the Saginaw River in Bay City, Mich., Friday. At 8 p.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received notification of a man who was injured in a snowmobile accident, having been thrown off his snowmobile 300 yards offshore near the mouth of the Saginaw River. A rescue boatcrew aboard a 20-foot Special...

Coast Guard ice rescue crews in Saginaw Bay rescue 10

CLEVELAND — Crews from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit and Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, in Essexville, Mich., rescued 10 people, including two children, on Saginaw Bay Sunday night, during two separate cases. Six people were rescued from the ice southeast of Linwood Beach, and four people were rescued off Fish Point, Mich. At 9 p.m., Sunday night, search-and-rescue coordinators from Coast...

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...

Coast Guard ice-rescue team saves 56-year-old man near St. Joseph, Mich.

USCG File PhotoCLEVELAND – An ice-rescue team from U.S. Coast Guard Station St. Joseph, Mich., rescued a 56-year-old man in Lake Michigan, Saturday at approximately 1:30 p.m., CST. The man was rescued after reportedly falling through the ice while taking pictures of ice cliffs. The victim fell through the ice into about 2 feet of water and called 911 after he was unable to get back onto solid...