water safety

Coast Guard Commander on Great Lakes Retires Today

Aug 2, 2017

The first woman to lead the Coast Guard district that covers the Great Lakes is retiring Wednesday. 

Courtesy of the Coast Guard Auxiliary

The weather is cold outside, but the boating season is not that far away.  In just two months, many boaters will be out on the water.

Photo courtesy of East Lansing Fire Department

Eighty-seven people drowned in the Great Lakes last year.  That’s tragic and unacceptable, according to Bob Pratt.   In 2007, Pratt founded the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project and started training surfers in lifesaving techniques.