Coast Guard

Tommy Alter, 9, and his parents meet the U.S. Coast Guard crew who rescued him and two relatives from their kayaks after they became stranded on Lake Michigan in early July. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/CBS)

Rescued Nine-Year-Old Kayaker Reunites With Coast Guard Helicopter Crew

A nine-year-old boy was reunited with members of the Coast Guard helicopter crew who rescued him earlier this month, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.


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Police: Boats, Alcohol Don’t Mix

 (CBS) — It can be a deadly combination, and police have a simple warning: Don’t do it. We’re talking about drinking and boating. This weekend, there’s a crackdown, CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports. So far […]


The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw docks at Navy Pier to deliver hundreds of Christmas trees for needy families. (Credit: CBS)

Ship Delivers Hundreds Of Christmas Trees For Needy

Hundreds of volunteers unloaded 1,600 Christmas trees from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw at Navy Pier on Saturday. The trees will go to families who can’t afford one.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2012

Lake Michigan (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Heat Wave Keeping Coast Guard Crews Busy

CHICAGO (CBS) — The U.S. Coast Guard has been very busy in the Chicago area during the recent heat wave. Crews rescued five people on Monday night alone. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports one of […]

CBS 2–06/19/2012


Coast Guard Rescues 4 From Capsized Boat On Lake Michigan

Two adults and two children were rescued Sunday afternoon by a U.S. Coast Guard boat crew after the sailing vessel they were aboard capsized, sending all four into the water, near north suburban Fort Sheridan.


Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Coast Guard Searches After Reports Of Plane Down In Lake Michigan

The U.S. Coast Guard in Northwest Indiana was searching for a plane that apparently went down in Lake Michigan late last night.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Search Continues For Man, Presumed Dead, In Lake Michigan

The search for a missing Berkeley man, who is presumed dead, was back on Sunday afternoon, after it had been suspended for a few hours due to high waves and high mercury levels in Lake Michigan on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2011

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Coast Guard: Watch For Rip Currents In Lake Michigan

The U.S. Coast Guard warns you to be careful this weekend if you’re planning to do any playing in Lake Michigan.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2011

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Coast Guard Rescues 2 Men From Wrecked Boat

A U.S. Coast Guard crew rescued two men early this morning, after their boat slammed into a breakwall in Lake Michigan offshore from Burns Harbor, Ind.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

Tot drifts into lake on pool float

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued a 3-year-old Sheboygan boy who drifted onto Lake Michigan on a pool float.