Coast Guard rescues teen in Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues teen in Lake Erie

AVON LAKE, OH (WOIO) - The US Coast Guard rescued a 16-year-old boy from Lake Erie Friday afternoon.

The boy became stranded on a breakwall near Avon Lake, around 3 p.m.

The Coast Guard received a call for two people stranded on a breakwall at Avon Point after their boat broke down and wind blew them into the breakwall.

Assisting the call was the Avon Fire Department, who tried to walk with the stranded teen, but he was barefoot and unable to continue because of sharp rocks.

The Coast Guard crew then threw a line to the boy, and pulled him into the rescue boat.

"Search and rescue missions always stand the best chance of success when partners work together," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Eberl, a member of the Coast Guard Station Lorain rescue boat crew.

Coast Guard officials want to remind boaters to always wear a life jacket and be prepared for any situation.

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