Edgewater Seaside Lake Erie rescue: Fisherman hooks drowning man


through: Talia Naquin

Posted: May 11, 2022 / 6:19 am EDT

Updated May 11, 2022 / 7:43 am EDT

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CLEVELAND (WJW) – Several people had to be rescued Lake Erie near Edgewater Beach Tuesday evening.

According to the Cleveland Fire, a man was fishing off the pier and fell into the water around 9:30 p.m

Another fisherman was able to hook him underwater so rescuers could locate him.

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The man who fell in had been underwater for about 5 minutes, the Cleveland Fire told FOX 8.

People who saw it started CPR on the man until emergency responders arrived.

The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The Cleveland Harbor Coast Guard told FOX 8 that others who tried to rescue the man also needed help.

They said one of three other people who tried to help with the rescue was also taken to the hospital.

Not a word about her condition.

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