Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest 2, seize $485,000 worth of pipe tobacco

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest 2, seize  $485,000 worth of pipe tobacco
DETROIT – The Detroit-Windsor Shiprider team, made up of representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, arrested two U.S. citizens and seized 1500 pounds of contraband tobacco over the international border near Algonac, Michigan, Thursday. The illegal contraband consisted of more than 1,500 pounds of water pipe tobacco with a retail value of approximately $485,000,...

Coast Guard aircrew assists Ontario Provincial Police with rescue of injured man

Coast Guard aircrew assists Ontario Provincial Police with rescue of injured man
CLEVELAND — A U.S. Coast Guard rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit hoisted an injured man off of Lake St. Clair in Ontario, Canada, earlier today after the all-terrain vehicle on which he and three friends were riding overturned. The group was on an ice fishing trip when the accident occurred about 2 miles from shore. At about 8:45 a.m., the search-and-rescue controllers at the Coast...

Air Station Detroit aircrew assists boater stuck in mud in Lake St. Clair

Air Station Detroit aircrew assists boater stuck in mud in Lake St. Clair
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted a duckhunter who was stuck in the mud in Lake St. Clair near Mitchell’s Bay, Ontario, Friday. At 7 a.m., a good Samaritan called the London, Ontario Provincial Police reporting that two people were stuck in the mud aboard a 15-foot boat. Shortly after receiving the report, the OPP officers notified a search-and-rescue coordinator from Joint Rescue Coordination...

Coast Guard searching for man in Detroit River

Coast Guard searching for man in Detroit River
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is currently searching for a man in the Detroit River who was seen falling from the Douglas MacArthur Bridge, Saturday afternoon. A search-and-rescue coordinator at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received notification from Detroit emergency dispatch about a man who was seen falling from the bridge and into the Detroit River. Search assets include: a rescue boatcrew aboard...

Coast Guard rescues 2 teenagers adrift in Rondeau Bay, Ontario – includes video

CLEVELAND — A U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew airlifted two teenagers who were adrift in Rondeau Bay this morning. The men were walking along the shore and climbed onto a raft, which was covered by a duckblind, when the raft suddenly broke free and drifted into the bay. Search and rescue controllers at the Coast Guard’s 9th District Command Center were contacted by personnel at Joint...