Coast Guard responds to report of 2 missing people in Lake Erie near Cleveland

CLEVELAND - A Coast Guard rescue boatcrew returns to Station Cleveland Harbor here after medically evacuating an injured crewmember from the motor vessel American Integrity in Lake Erie, Monday, April 4, 2011. The station boatcrew transported Fredrick Funck, 61, to shore after the crew of the American Integrity contacted the Coast Guard at 8:23 a.m. and reported Funck had sustained an injury to his hand while working onboard the 1,000-foot, U.S.-flagged bulk carrier. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by PAC Kyle N. NiemiCLEVELAND — The Coast Guard found and assisted two young adults reported missing in Lake Erie in Cleveland Monday night after they reportedly jumped from a fishing pier near Wildwood Marina.

About 8 p.m. Monday night a boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor was notified of two missing kids in the vicinity of Wildwood Marina. The boat crew diverted from its routine patrol and contacted the Coast Guard 9th District rescue coordination center and requested a helicopter crew from Air Station Detroit.

The boat crew located two individuals upon arriving on scene at 8:24 p.m., one of whom was alert and the other was unresponsive. The boat crew immediately began CPR while en route to Wildwood Marina where they met up with emergency medical services at the dock and transferred the patient.

EMS transported the individuals to a nearby hospital. Their current condition is unknown.

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