Coast Guard, Auxiliary, local authorities keep thousands safe during Air & Water Show

Photo of Coast Guard safety zone

These aerial photos show the enormous mass of spectators lining the beach and waters of Lake Michigan for Chicago’s annual Air and Water Show Sunday afternoon.

Photo of spectators during Air and Water ShowThe U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary, with help from the Chicago police and fire departements and Illinois Department of Nautral Resources, were responsible for enforcing a large safety zone to keep thousands of boaters out of harm’s way during the event.

Photos courtesy of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joe Abeln of the US Army Golden Knights.