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 warns boaters of extreme cold water even with warmer air temperatures

Coast Guard warns boaters of extreme cold water even with warmer air temperatures
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Coast Guard is warning boaters looking to get out on Lake Ontario and eastern Lake Erie this weekend that the water temperatures in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario are still dangerously cold. The National Weather Service reports that the water temperatures in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario are just above freezing, 32 F and 38 F respectively. The cold water has already claimed the...

Coast Guard warns of unsafe ice conditions throughout Lakes Erie, Ontario

Coast Guard warns of unsafe ice conditions throughout Lakes Erie, Ontario
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Coast Guard is warning outdoor enthusiasts of unsafe ice conditions this weekend throughout Lakes Erie and Ontario and surrounding waterways and recommending people stay off the ice. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo is issuing a warning that the warm temperatures forecasted for the weekend could increase the possibility of weakened ice. “Ice conditions may deteriorate,”...

Warm weekend weather, rain will likely cause unstable, dangerous ice

DETROIT – The U.S. Coast Guard is warning the public that the warm weather and rain forecast for New Year’s weekend will likely create unstable and hazardous ice conditions on Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie, making it extremely dangerous for people to be on. The National Weather Service forecasts rain through New Year’s Day and air temperatures as high as 46 degrees, a combination...

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer

CLEVELAND – Coast Guard crews ended their search at 8:40 p.m. for a woman in Lake Erie who was reported missing since Thursday night.