Great Lakes Coast Guard and partners assist with 13 search and rescue cases during Memorial Day weekend

Great Lakes Coast Guard and partners assist with 13 search and rescue cases during Memorial Day weekend
CLEVELAND — Five instances of boaters operating under the influence of alcohol and 13 search and rescue cases across the Great Lakes during the recent holiday weekend showcase the need for boating safety precautions and the importance of boaters looking out for each other. Numerous good Samaritan boaters and local responders arrived on scene and rendered assistance  to distressed boaters prior...

Great Lakes Coast Guard units rescue or assist more than 20 people during busy weekend

CLEVELAND – Coast Guard units in Michigan, Ohio and New York had a busy weekend rescuing or assisting more than 20 people who needed help while boating on the Great Lakes and nearby waterways between Friday evening and Sunday afternoon. Friday evening, a boatcrew from Station St. Clair Shores, Mich., rescued three people who were on a 16-foot boat that was taking on water in the Middle Channel...

Great Lakes Coast Guardsmen return from Red River flood response

Coast Guard Station Belle Isle airboat. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Tara Molle.CLEVELAND – Ninth Coast Guard District personnel have returned home after performing search and rescue and evacuation assistance missions in the flood-stricken regions of North Dakota and Minnesota’s Red River valley basin. Coast Guardsmen from Air Stations Traverse City and Detroit, Mich; Stations Marblehead,...

Coast Guard rescues six people, searching for one more after two boats collide

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich – U.S Coast Guard Station St. Clair Shores rescued six people from two pleasure crafts that collided with each other approximately one nautical mile off Jack’s Marina in Lake St. Clair Sunday at approximately 1:30 a.m.

Multiple agencies respond to hundreds of people stranded on ice floe

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard, and multiple state and local agencies are attempting to rescue several hundred people stranded on an ice floe in western Lake Erie near Oak Harbor, Ohio.

Coast Guard rescues ice fisherman

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – U.S. Coast Guard Station St. Clair Shores rescued a 66-year-old male ice fisherman who fell off of a dock into waste-deep water one-half mile from the station near Miller Marina, Tuesday, at approximately 5:45 p.m.

Coast Guard medically evacuates woman from freighter in Lake St. Clair

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard medically evacuated a 50-year-old woman from a freighter in Lake St. Clair at approximately 6:30 p.m. The woman was a crewmember on the Ryerson, a 730-foot freighter. A Coast Guard Station St. Clair Shores launched a 33-foot special purpose craft/law enforcement response boat. The crew recovered the crewmember who was suffering from symptoms of...

Coast Guard Conducts Search for Missing Boater

DETROIT – Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a report of a woman falling overboard from a recreational boat near the center of Lake St Clair late yesterday evening. The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit is coordinating search and rescue efforts along with the Macomb County and St. Clair County Marine Patrols. Approximately 7:45pm last night, Macomb County Emergency Operations Center received...