Coast Guard: Think ice safety this Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Coast Guard: Think ice safety this Black Friday, Cyber Monday
BALTIMORE – Crewmembers at ANT Baltimore carry PEPIRBs while servicing aids throughout the upper Chesapeake Bay. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Brazzell. CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is reminding people to remember their favorite outdoor enthusiast’s safety while shopping this holiday season. Lifesaving safety gear may not be the first thing gift givers think of when...

Coast Guard crews train for cold water, ice rescues as freezing temps grip Great Lakes region

Coast Guard crews train for cold water, ice rescues as freezing temps grip Great Lakes region
CLEVELAND — As the latest wave of freezing temperatures grips the Great Lakes region, the Coast Guard 9th District is reminding people to use extreme caution when planning recreational activities on or around cold water and frozen ponds, streams, rivers and lakes. “The Coast Guard and our partner agencies stand ready to help those in distress this winter, but it is the general public...

Coast Guard stresses cold water, ice safety as dropping temperatures require increased vigilance

Coast Guard stresses cold water, ice safety as dropping temperatures require increased vigilance
CLEVELAND — With colder weather forthcoming, and the accompanying formation of ice to the waterways of the Great Lakes Region, the 9th Coast Guard District reminds people to use extra precautions when planning recreational activities on cold water and frozen ponds, streams, rivers and lakes. As the Guardians of the Great Lakes and the region’s maritime search and rescue professionals, we...

Coast Guard stresses ice safety as temperatures fluctuate across southern Great Lakes

CLEVELAND — As temperatures continue to drop, and ice begins to form across the southern portions of the Great Lakes, the Coast Guard is urging those that choose to go out onto the ice to take the proper safety precautions. Fluctuating temperatures across the Great Lakes will cause ice that is already unpredictable and dangerous to become even more so. The Coast Guard reminds everyone to think twice...

Accident serves as reminder of unsafe ice conditions

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Office Lauren Jorgensen MILWAUKEE – A vehicle broke through the ice in lower Green Bay, Wisc., Wednesday morning, prompting Coast Guard personnel at Sector Lake Michigan to remind the public of the dangers of traveling by car, all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile onto weakened ice. The driver of the truck escaped uninjured and walked to shore to notify local authorities. Recent...

Coast Guard advises mariners to exercise caution when recreating on frozen lakes, ponds and rivers

USCG File Photo CLEVELAND – The Ninth Coast Guard District reminds the Great Lakes public to use extra precautions when planning recreational activities on frozen ponds, streams, rivers and lakes – ice can be unpredictable and dangerous. Ice is an ever-changing surface and the fluctuating weather conditions greatly affect the ice’s stability. The Coast Guard rescued two people this morning...

Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan stresses ice safety

MILWAUKEE – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan reminds people to use extra precautions when planning recreational activities on frozen ponds, streams, rivers and lakes. Ice is unpredictable and dangerous. While the Coast Guard understands winter recreation on the ice around the Great Lakes is a tradition, it is important to take safety measures: Always check the weather and ice conditions...

Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan stresses ice safety

MILWAUKEE – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan would like to remind people to use extra precautions when planning recreational activities on frozen ponds, streams, rivers, and lakes. Ice is unpredictable and dangerous.