Coast Guard rescues man in Lake Erie near Cuyahoga River

9th Coast Guard District NewsCLEVELAND — A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor, Ohio, rescued a swimmer in distress near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, Tuesday evening.

The boatcrew, aboard a 25-foot Response Boat-Medium, was on scene about five minutes after receiving notification of a man in distress.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, N.Y., were notified at about 5:40 p.m. by crewmembers aboard the motor vessel Dorothy Ann and the operator of the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge of a person in the water.

He was not wearing a life jacket.

The boatcrew safely assisted the man out of the water and transported him to Edgewater Park, where he was met by emergency medical services. He was taken to Cleveland Memorial Hospital.

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