Coast Guard airlifts 2 after tour boat becomes damaged in rough weather

CLEVELAND – A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Traverse City, Mich., airlifted two people from a tour boat after it became damaged in rough weather in Lake Michigan near Empire, Mich., Monday evening. The operator of the tour boat, Pictured Rocks, used the vessel’s VHF-FM marine radio to call for help at 8:23 p.m. after the vessel reportedly took a wave over the bow, blowing out...

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Zion, Illinois

CLEVELAND – Coast Guard crews and local agencies are searching the waters off Illinois Beach State Park in Zion, Ill., this evening for a 20-year-old man who was reported missing.

Station Manistee and good Samaritan rescue six from charter fishing vessel

MANISTEE, Mich. – Coast Guard Station Manistee and a good Samaritan rescued six people from the charter fishing vessel “Kid-A-Gin” near the Manistee pierheads, Saturday, at approximately 5 a.m.

Coast Guard cleans up Milwaukee beaches

MILWAUKEE – In coordination with Earth Day, U.S. Coast Guard men and women in the Milwaukee area will be cleaning up local area beaches, Thursday, stretching from the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center to South Shore Park.

Coast Guard rescues four from grounded boats

CLEVELAND – U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich. rescued four males from two 19-foot personal crafts that ran aground offshore southern Green Bay, Wis., near the Frying Pan Shoal, Tuesday, at approximately 6:15 p.m.

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.

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw to deliver Christmas Trees to Navy Pier for over 1,000 needy families

CHICAGO – Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw will be arriving at Chicago’s Navy Pier on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at 8 a.m. with a delivery of Christmas Trees that will be distributed to more than 1,000 needy families.

Coast Guard assists boat taking on water

STURGEON BAY, Wis.- U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received a distress call from a vessel taking on water off of Green Island in Green Bay Friday at approximately 8:29 a.m.

Coast Guard to participate in Fire over the Fox festivities

GREEN BAY, Wis. – The U.S. Coast Guard will be participating in the “Fire Over the Fox” festivities here, Saturday, July 4, 2009.