U.S. Coast Guard
Boaters are going to see more police and Coast Guard patrols on the lake this weekend, during a crackdown on drunk boating, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A 39-year-old man with ties to Illinois is recuperating at a Key West, Florida, hospital – after being rescued last night from a small island in the Bahamas.
The U.S. Coast Guard has made some progress raising a barge that sunk in the Chicago River last month, but it’s unclear when it finally will be floating and moving again.
A 9-year-old boy from Highland Park, his cousin, and his aunt were rescued from Lake Michigan on Friday, about 12 hours after they were reported missing while kayaking off Door County.
Four people went into the water when their boat capsized about 7 miles off shore from the 31st Street marina around 7 p.m. Saturday. A fisherman rescued the a man who had been on the boat Sunday morning, and rescue crews found a woman two hours later, but she died.
Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Coast Guard and others were warning boaters along Lake Michigan and elsewhere about a hidden danger in the water.
The temperatures might have been cold, and there was snow in the air, but city officials and the U.S. Coast Guard said those were perfect conditions to remind boaters the Lakefront can be an unpredictable place.
Marine units equipped with sonar and drag lines recovered a body from Lake Michigan near Lake Forest on Thursday, more than two hours after a woman was reported to be in distress while swimming off Forest Park Beach.
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard station at Calumet Harbor have been training today for what they expect will be an increase in lake rescues in a season that’s already seen more people on the ice or in the water than usual.
A sailboat left floating at the dock at the end of last season is now frozen in the ice-covered water, a curiosity to local ice fishermen, and people who pass by on the lakefront path.
A U.S. Coast Guard ship loaded with more than 1,200 Michigan Christmas trees has arrived in downtown Chicago.
The 36-foot boat washed onto land shortly before 4 p.m. near the mouth of the Calumet River on the lake.
The father of a Blue Island man who survived the sinking of the replica of the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy said it hasn’t quite dawned on his son yet that he’s lucky to be alive.
A missing woman’s body was recovered from Lake Michigan on Sunday after a seven-hour search near north suburban Lake Forest.
The U.S. Coast Guard in Northwest Indiana was searching for a plane that apparently went down in Lake Michigan late last night.
If you start noticing more boats patrolling Lake Michigan and the river – it’s because of the NATO summit, as you might have guessed.
A yacht owned by a Chicago man was making international waves, after the boat crashed during a weekend regatta off the coast of San Francisco.
Rescue personnel are searching for a New Lenox man who may have drowned Wednesday afternoon near Wells Street Beach in Gary.
The U.S. Coast Guard honored the crews of two Chicago River tour boats on Thursday for their bravery in two separate rescues along the river this month.
Divers have found the bodies of two sailors whose boat capsized in Lake Michigan last night during the 103rd annual Chicago to Mackinac Race.