The US Coast Guard Great Lakes on Sunday rescued 10 people – including three children – who were stranded on a snowflake that broke off the edge of Edgewater Park in Cleveland.

Rescue officers and the US Coast Guard received a call around 2:30 PM Sunday afternoon, describing a group of people who had walked on Lake Erie’s ice and then in two separate ice cubes Broke down.

Initial reports said that only a few people were being rescued, but this was later increased to 10 people, including seven adults and three children.

USCG’s ice rescue team and local agencies from the station Cleveland Harbor were at the scene. Air station Detroit also sent in a helicopter for support.

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USCG said its team rescued six individuals through an ice cliff. The other four were rescued from snow by the Cleveland Fire Department.

Lake Erie near Edgewater Park in Cleveland.

Lake Erie near Edgewater Park in Cleveland.
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Over the years, many people had to be rescued from boats that had broken into Lake Erie. In March 2019, the Coast Guard and various other agencies rescued 46 ice fishermen from an ice swim, NBC News reported.

In 2009, 134 anglers were stranded, then rescued by the US Coast Guard and local law enforcement agencies, which was made national news, The Associated Press reported.

Prior to the rescue on Sunday, the USCG citing the National Weather Service of the Great Lakes, Cleveland, warned of dangerous weather and urged residents to “take steps to avoid going on the ice and protect and help themselves.” “

NWS Cleveland warned that “hazardous snow conditions are developing over the next two days. It is advisable to stay away from snow on Lake Erie as snow areas may break from the shore.”

“You can do us a big favor by telling the public: ‘Don’t walk on ice,” said a Cleveland emergency personnel captain Cleveland 19. “The lake is not frozen.”