Ten people rescued from ice floes that drifted away on Lake Erie

Ten people rescued from ice floes that drifted away on Lake Erie


They went with the floe.

Ten people had to be rescued in Ohio — after getting stranded on ice floes that broke away from the shore of Lake Erie.

The Great Lakes division of the Coast Guard announced Sunday afternoon that it was rescuing seven adults and three children who ignored safety advice to stay off the ice on the frozen lake.

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The 10 stranded people appeared to be in two separate groups who had wandered onto the ice, then became stranded when it cracked free on a sunny day and drifted out into the lake, WOIO said.

Six were rescued by a Coast Guard ice skiff, while the other four were taken to shore by a Cleveland Fire Department rescue team, officials said.

All 10 were offered medical observation at the scene, but it appears none were treated or taken to the hospital, reported WOIO, which noted one even had ice skates.

The stranded people seen waiting on

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