Coast Guard, Kotzebue Fire Department conduct ice rescue training

Coast Guard, Kotzebue Fire Department conduct ice rescue training
Nick Jicha, a Kotzebue Fire Department volunteer firefighter, grins with icicles on his face and ice rescue gear, after performing a simulated ice rescue in Kotzebue, Alaska, March 19, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Matthew Schofield. JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard members from the Ninth Coast Guard District trained Kotzebue Fire Department and Coast Guard Seventeenth District...

Devil’s blanket may be one reason for unusually high number of recent ice rescues

Devil's blanket may be one reason for unusually high number of recent ice rescues
CLEVELAND — Rescues in Saginaw Bay, Michigan, Sunday evening and Lake Erie Monday morning are the latest in an alarmingly high number of Great Lakes ice rescues since Saturday, prompting a Coast Guard reminder of the risk of venturing out onto the ice and of the importance of taking appropriate safety precautions. Throughout the weekend the Coast Guard, good Samaritans and the Bay County, Michigan...