The Coast Guard said they helped rescue 18 people from an iceberg off the mainland near Catawba Island on Lake Erie in Ohio. The Coast Guard rescued 11 people while a “Good Samaritan” with an airboat rescued the remaining seven, the Coast Guard said.
The Coast Guard said none of those rescued needed medical attention.
The Coast Guard said rescue efforts began around 1 p.m., when a helicopter from Detroit Air Station noticed people with ATVs stuck on an iceberg and trying to make their way back. back to the mainland. Helicopters downed a rescue swimmer and commenced towing operations while an airboat from Marblehead Station was dispatched to assist.
Helicopters pulled seven people from the iceberg, four were rescued by airboats and seven were rescued by civilians by airboats.
The Coast Guard told CBS Cleveland affiliate WOIO that the iceberg broke off while people were skiing.
National Weather Service in Cleveland speak on Sunday that it was “warned of the possibility yesterday and could see icebergs off the south shore of Lake Erie on satellite. We strongly urge everyone not to venture out into Lake Erie this afternoon! ”
ONE Marine weather notice still in effect for the area until Monday afternoon.
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