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Satellite image of ice coverage on Lake Michigan on Feb. 26, 2014. (Credit: NOAA)

Coast Guard Prepares For More Rescues On Icy Lake

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.

02/27/2014

A sailboat left docked at Belmont Harbor at the end of the sailing season in 2013 has become frozen in the icy harbor. (Credit: CBS)

Lone Sailboat Still Docked In Frozen Belmont Harbor

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.

01/17/2014

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw arrives in Chicago with a load of Christmas trees. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio)

Ship Loaded With Christmas Trees Arrives In Chicago

A U.S. Coast Guard ship loaded with more than 1,200 Michigan Christmas trees has arrived in downtown Chicago.

12/06/2013

(AP File Photo)

5 Rescued After Boat Runs Aground On Lake Calumet

The 36-foot boat washed onto land shortly before 4 p.m. near the mouth of the Calumet River on the lake.

10/25/2013

In this handout image supplied by the US Coast Guard, The HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailboat, is submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina, on October 29, 2012. Of the 16-person crew, the Coast Guard rescued 14, recovered a woman who was later pronounced dead and are searching for the captain. The HMS Bounty was built for the 1962 film Mutiny On The Bounty and was also used in Pirates Of The Caribbean. Hurricane Sandy, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow.  (Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tim Kuklewski/ /U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Blue Island Man Rescued From Wreck Of HMS Bounty In Hurricane Sandy

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.

WBBM Newsradio–10/30/2012

A U.S. Coast Guard boat and a local fire rescue boat search Lake Michigan for the body of a woman who had been reported missing from Lake Forest on July 15, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Woman’s Body Pulled From Lake Michigan Near Lake Forest

A missing woman’s body was recovered from Lake Michigan on Sunday after a seven-hour search near north suburban Lake Forest.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2012

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

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter "Hollyhock" has been stationed off Burnham Harbor for the NATO summit in Chicago, to enforce the security zone near McCormick Place. The cutter has been placing buoys to mark off the restricted zone around Burnham Harbor. (Credit: CBS)

Coast Guard Increasing Patrols For NATO Summit

If you start noticing more boats patrolling Lake Michigan and the river – it’s because of the NATO summit, as you might have guessed.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

The Sydney yacht "Low Speed Chase" (Lyons Imaging)

Search Ends For Missing Sailors After Chicagoan’s Yacht Crashes Off California

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.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

New Lenox Man May Have Drowned In Rip Currents At Gary Beach

Rescue personnel are searching for a New Lenox man who may have drowned Wednesday afternoon near Wells Street Beach in Gary.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

The Sunliner, a Chicago Water Taxi operated by Wendella Sightseeing Co., made two rescues along the Chicago River in July 2011. (Credit: WendellaBoats.com)

Coast Guard Honors Wendella Crews For Two River Rescues

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.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

Mark Morley, skipper of the sailboat "WingNuts" and his girlfriend and crew member Suzanne Bickel died after their boat capsized during the annual yacht race from Chicago to Mackinac Island. (Credit: Council of Michigan Foundations/Facebook)

2 Sailors’ Bodies Found After Boat Flips In Mackinac Race

Divers have found the bodies of two sailors whose boat capsized in Lake Michigan last night during the 103rd annual Chicago to Mackinac Race.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011

A Man Walks Along The Lake Michigan Shore. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Coast Guard Rescues Man In Lake Michigan

Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man who was in Lake Michigan near Dusable Harbor Sunday morning.

03/20/2011

Christmas Tree Ship

Christmas Ship Delivers 1,200 Trees For Needy

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw is moored at Navy Pier, after disgorging more than 1,200 Christmas trees for needy Chicago families.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2010