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Operation Summaries From the 9th District u.S. Coast Guard.

Rear admiral Michael N. Parks, commander of the Ninth Coast guard District, throws out the first pitch of the Cleveland Indians’ baseball game against the New York Yankees at Progressive Field July 4.

06/02 Four Rescued Marblehead, OH Four boaters are safe after a Marblehead, Ohio, USCG boatcrew and other nearby boaters rescued them in Lake Erie when their recreational boat capsized near Lakeside, Ohio. The four boaters rescued were: Three men, ages 18, 49 and 58; and a woman, 52. All four boaters are from Mansfield, Ohio. The three men and one woman reported their 20-foot boat began taking water over the stern before it capsized, sending all four of them into the water at about 08:40, near the Lakeside Association dock. A boatcrew from USCG Station Marblehead was already prepared to get underway on one of the station’s 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement boats when it was notified of the accident, and it arrived on scene within five minutes. Two nearby boaters recovered three of the people, and the USCG boatcrew recovered the fourth. All four were transported to Mazurik state boat ramp where they were met by awaiting EMTs, evaluated and released with no reported injuries. Two of the men and the woman were wearing life jackets. The other man was reportedly not wearing a life jacket. A local salvage company recovered the vessel and brought it to the company’s facility. case closed 06/04 Three Rescued Sodus Point, NY A USCG boatcrew rescued three Rochester, New York, natives after the mariners abandoned their boat due to rough weather in Lake Ontario near Sodus Point, New York. USCG personnel at Station Sodus Point were outside on station grounds when they noticed the wind and swells pick up in Sodus Bay, and then saw the three boaters abandon their 16-foot jon boat to swim toward a nearby breakwall at 14:22. USCG immediately launched a rescue crew aboard a 25-foot RB-S, which arrived on

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scene within approximately five minutes and brought the boaters to shore. The names of the individuals who were rescued are not being released. No injuries were reported. case closed 06/08 Men Rescued Linwood, MI A USCG boatcrew rescued three men after the boat they were on began sinking about three miles east of Linwood Beach Marina in Saginaw Bay near Linwood, Michigan. The men are: A 65-year-old from Vermontville, Michigan; a 67-year-old from Battle Creek, Michigan; and a 73-year-old from Belleville, Michigan. Their names are not being released. The men initially called for help at 11:48 using the radio on their 17-foot fishing boat. When the radio stopped working, they used a cell phone to provide their location and other information. A rescue boatcrew from USCG Station Saginaw River in Essexville, Michigan, launched in a 25-foot RB-S and arrived on scene with the men at 12:12. When the boatcrew arrived, the vessel’s bow was underwater, and two of the men were standing on coolers. The boatcrew brought all three men aboard the RB-S and transported them to Station Saginaw River. A commercial salvage company was contracted to recover the vessel. No injuries were reported. case closed 06/11 Boaters Capsize Lewiston, MI A USCG rescue crew plucked four boaters out of the water after their 22-foot pleasure craft capsized at the mouth of the Niagara River near Lewiston, New York. Crewmembers from USCG Station Niagara in Youngstown, New York, were contacted at 06:50 by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, which had received a cell phone call from someone on a vessel that capsized with four people aboard. A Station Niagara crew got underway aboard a 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boat at 07:00. USCG Air Station Detroit readied a crew to launch an MH-65C Dolphin rescue helo, but stood down once Station Niagara’s SPC-LE crew arrived at the scene, about two miles east of the mouth of the Niagara River. Once on scene, the rescue boatcrew pulled all four boaters from the water and transported them ashore. They were all wearing life jackets. All four boaters were checked by local EMS, and one of them was reportedly taken to Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston as a precaution. case closed r PHOTO BY PO2 LAurEN JOrGENSEN

Lakeland Boating August 2011  

The Voice of the Great Lakes: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior

Lakeland Boating August 2011  

The Voice of the Great Lakes: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior