Monday, May 13, 2013
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people Sunday from a canoe adrift in Lake St. Clair.
U.S. Coast Guard personnel from Air Station Detroit and Station St. Clair Shores were dispatched to rescue two people Sunday in Lake St. Clair. The Macomb County Sheriff's Office notified the U.S. Coast Guard just after 9 a.m. Sunday that a canoe carrying two people were adrift in Lake St. Clair, according to a release. According to officials, the individuals spoke Chinese and little English. They also reported they could see land but could not reach it as they were being pushed offshore due to strong winds. Using coordinates from one of the boater's cell phone transmissions, an aircrew from Air Station Detroit and boatcrew from Station St. Clair Shores were deployed to locate the boaters. The aircrew located the canoe, and after a rescue…
Monday, March 4, 2013
A rescue swimmer from a Coast Guard Air Station Detroit rescue helicopter crew is lowered down to the ice covering Saginaw Bay to rescue one of two men who had fallen through the ice March 2.
The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a man who went missing in Saginaw Bay Saturday night. A search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Detroit was contacted that two people were in the water after their airboat capsized five miles off Fish Point in Saginaw Bay. An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, was launched to join a crew from Coast Guard Station Saginaw Bay and local agencies to search for the men. One was found by the helicopter aircrew clinging to the hull of the capsized airboat, according to a release. He was hoisted aboard the aircraft and transported to Bay City Medical Center. He is reportedly in stable condition. The search continued for the second man. Rescue …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Crews from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit conducted ice rescue training Wednesday on Lake St. Clair.
Rescue crews from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit at Selfridge Air National Guard Base conducted rescue training Wednesday on ice-covered Lake St. Clair. Multiple aircrews from the air station, which is one of the few Coast Guard units that train to respond to those in distress during summer and winter. “Training is the foundation for our operational capability,” said Cmdr. Keith Overstreet, executive officer of Air Station Detroit, in release. “The Coast Guard’s motto is ‘Semper Paratus,' which means 'Always Ready,' and to be ready we must train in the diverse environments in which we are required to operate.” Coast Guard officials remind people be properly equipped when they head out onto the ice, and heed all warnings or instructions …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
With the warm temperatures predicted this weekend, the U.S. Coast Guard warns those heading out onto the ice of possible unsafe conditions.
The 9th Coast Guard District has issued a warning that the unusually warm temperatures have greatly increased the possibility of weakened ice. With temperatures forecasted to reach nearly 60 degrees, ice has become thin and unsafe, which increases the likelihood of people falling through the ice, according to a release. "Due to these unseasonably warm temperatures, ice across the Great Lakes is deteriorating quickly, and conditions are becoming inherently unsafe," said Frank Jennings Jr., 9th Coast Guard District Recreational Boating and Water Safety Program manager, in a release. The U.S. Coast Guard reminds people to think I.C.E. before heading out: Intelligence — know the weather and ice conditions, know where you are going, and know …
Monday, November 12, 2012
An aircrew from Air Station Detroit at Selfridge Air National Guard Base rescued two people from Lake Erie.
A Coast Guard aircrew from Air Station Detroit at Selfridge Air National Guard Base rescued two men Sunday from Lake Erie. The boat the men were riding in capsized near of Ward’s Canal near Jerusalem Township, Ohio, according to a release. A 911 dispatcher from Lucas County, Ohio, called Coast Guard Sector Detroit at 12:32 p.m. after receiving a report of two men in the water. A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Toledo, Ohio, and a rescue aircrew aboard an MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter, from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, were launched in attempt to locate the men. At 1:40 p.m., the rescue aircrew spotted the two men wearing life jackets and holding on to the stern of their boat. A rescue swimmer was lowered to the water and the two …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people in Lake St. Clair Thursday after they were thrown from their personal watercraft.
Two people were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard Thursday after they were thrown into Lake St. Clair when their personal watercraft ran aground in the Middle Channel. Crewmembers on a TowBoat U.S. boat notified a radio watchstander at Coast Guard Station St. Clair Shores that they had the two individuals, whose names and hometowns were not released, aboard the vessel and they needed medical attention. The Coast Guard launched a rescue boat and transferred the people, who were wearing life jackets when they fell in the water, to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources boat ramp in the Clinton River for medical attention. According to a release, the two people were treated and released. “The Coast Guard recommends that you wear a life …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The U.S. Coast Guard assisted boaters Sunday who became stranded on Lake St. Clair after their battery died.
The U.S. Coast Guard assisted two boaters who were stranded on Lake St. Clair Sunday night after their boat battery died. The Coast Guard reported that that a search-and-rescue watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a report of a flare sighting in the vicinity of Gaukler Shoals, which is east of 10 Mile in Lake St. Clair. Another boater contacted the Coast Guard via VHF-FM marine radio after seeing the flare about 6:45 p.m., and stayed in contact with personnel during the rescue. About 10 minutes after receiving the call, personnel form Coast Guard Station St. Clair Shores arrived on the scene. The disabled vessel was towed to Jefferson Beach Marina. The names of the two men, who tried to wave down passing boaters before they …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
U.S. Coast Guard personnel, along with good Samaritans on the water, rescued nine boaters Saturday from Lake St. Clair.
Nine people who were on a disabled boat in Lake St. Clair late Saturday morning are safely on land after being rescued by the personnel from U.S. Coast Guard Station St. Clair Shores. A watchstander at Coast Guard Station St. Clair Shores received a call at 11:43 a.m. of a disabled boat near the Middle Channel of Lake St. Clair and a rescue boatcrew was dispatched to respond to the call. Prior to the arrival of Coast Guard personnel, TowBoat U.S. and another boater, helped the boaters whose boat was taking on water, according to a release. The nine people aboard the boat were transferred to the Coast Guard vessel, and taken to the Clinton River Boat Ramp. The Coast Guard is not releasing the names of those rescued. “It was great to see …
Friday, August 31, 2012
As the remnants of Hurricane Isaac head toward the Great Lakes, the U.S. Coast Guard urges boaters and swimmers to check weather forecasts before heading out on the water during Labor Day weekend.
The U.S. Coast Guard is encouraging swimmers and boaters to check the weather forecast before heading out on local waterways this Labor Day weekend. With the remnants of Hurricane Isaac heading north, possibly arriving late in the weekend, the weather could quickly change. The Coast Guard urges boaters and swimmers to check the National Weather Service marine forecast before heading out on the water and follow the following safety tips: Swimmers are urged to follow the following tips from the Coast Guard:
Thursday, July 19, 2012
A safety zone has been established in Lake Huron around the area of a sunken dredge and capsized tugboat in Lake Huron.
Boaters heading to lower Lake Huron should avoid an area where a dredge sunk and tugboat capsized Thursday morning. A 100-yard safety zone has been established in the area of the incident, and a 300-foot diesel sheen has been reported, according to a release from the U.S. Coast Guard. "The Coast Guard will continue to ensure the safety of responders and the public," said Lt. Justin Westmiller, public affairs officer at Coast Guard Sector Detroit, in a release. "Our other objectives are to initiate any appropriate actions to control the source and minimize further release, assess the trajectory of any hazardous materials in the water and identify any sensitive areas that need protecting, and keep the public informed as best we can." The …