Three people rescued from Lake Erie - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Three people rescued from Lake Erie

Boaters rescue three people, after their boat capsizes on Lake Erie. It happened just before 11 a.m. Friday.

All three victims were rescued by different boats.

One of the rescuers brought their victim to Edgewater Beach, the other two boats docked at Gordon Park.

Two of the three people rescued were brought to a local hospital for treatment, their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

A father and son were operating the boat that brought the victim to Edgewater. The son tells 19 Action News, they were getting ready to come ashore, because the water was getting choppy and dangerous, when they heard someone calling for help.

They saw the man, who was not wearing a life jacket, thrashing in the waves. The father and son rescued him and were going to get the other victims, but bigger boats were already there.

The Coast Guard is now investigating.

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