Coast Guard rescues 16 people from burning boat north of Navy Pier in Chicago

Coast Guard rescues 16 people from burning boat north of Navy Pier in Chicago
U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Garloch CHICAGO — The Coast Guard rescued 16 people from their burning boat north of Navy Pier, near the Water Filtration Plant in Chicago, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Calumet Harbor received a call at about 2:30 p.m. over Ch-16 marine radio about the fire on board a 35- pleasure craft. The watchstander directed a Coast...

Coast Guard responds to Halloween attraction battered by high winds, heavy waves at Chicago’s Navy Pier

Coast Guard responds to Halloween attraction battered by high winds, heavy waves at Chicago's Navy Pier
CHICAGO — First responders from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago responded to a barge that was taking on water on the north side of Navy Pier Friday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee received the initial report from the Chicago Police Department stating that the 132-foot barge, which was stacked with containers and being used as a Halloween attraction by Navy Pier, was...