The Coast Guard first received reports around 2:45 p.m. on Sunday.
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The U.S. Coast Guard’s Great Lakes (USGC Great Lakes) conducted a rescue Sunday at Edgewater Park in Cleveland after reports of 10 people were stranded on the water.
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“The Cleveland Harbor Ice Rescue Team and local authorities responded to a report of 10 people stranded on two separate ice floes near Edgewater Park on #LakeErie,” USGC Great Lakes tweeted Sunday afternoon. “Air Station Detroit sent a helicopter for air support.”
3News spoke to a representative from the Coast Guard division who said it first received a call around 2:45 p.m. Initial reports indicated only two people on the ice. Upon arrival, the team found that it was actually 10 people who were stuck on two ice streams that connected to the land but had broken off.
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The Cleveland Fire told 3News that an ice water rescue team was dispatched from Cleveland before the Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter from Detroit to assist. An ice rescue team was dispatched from Cleveland.
The condition of the people on the water is currently unknown.
This is a developing story. Check 3News for updates.
#Breaking #Pass now. @USCG The Cleveland Harbor Ice Rescue Team and local authorities responded to a report from 10 people stranded on two separate ice floes near Edgewater Park #LakeErie. Air Station Detroit has sent a helicopter for air support.
– USCG Great Lakes (@USCGGreatLakes) February 21, 2021
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