Coast Guard suspends search for overdue fisherman in Lake Erie after one is located

USCG file photo

CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard suspended their search, Tuesday, for two missing fishermen overdue in Lake Erie since Monday after rescuing one.

Rescued was Lester Hill and missing is Larry Love.

Just after 12:30 p.m., a Royal Canadian Air Force C-130 from Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton, Ontario, spotted a man clinging to a capsized vessel about 15 nautical miles northeast of Cleveland.

A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit was directed to the scene and hoisted Hill who was not wearing a lifejacket and reported to be hypothermic. He was taken to Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland where they were met by EMS who transported him to Cleveland Metro Hospital.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Detroit
  • Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor
  • Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Cleveland Fire Department.

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