Coast Guard Search/Rescue Underway in South Passage

Coast Guard Dolphin Helicopter trains spotlight on South Passage ice at 10:05pm.

12:02pm 2-23-2021 UPDATE:  An attempt to gather status information from the Detroit U.S. Coast Guard Public Affairs Office resulted in our leaving a voice-mail message.

U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit activated a search/rescue operation in the South Passage of Lake Erie, between South Bass Island Lighthouse and Miller Boat Line Catawba Dock, after receiving a “hole in the ice with tracks leading up to it” report around 6pm.   According to Public Affairs Petty Officer Greg Schell,  the Marblehead Unit investigated and determined an ATV broke through the ice; however, there is no overdue persons report as of 10:37pm.  Mr. Schell added, “the search will continue at first light.”