Beach hazard alert issued for swimmers, boaters in Lake Erie

Beach hazard alert issued for swimmers, boaters in Lake Erie

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A beach hazard alert has been issued for Lake Erie swimmers and boaters on Monday because of high waves and powerful currents. The alert comes a day after a man drowned in Lake Erie.

According to the National Weather Service, a beach hazards alert is issued for Lake Erie beaches, specifically for beaches in Lorain and Cuyahoga counties.

The alert was issued at noon on Monday, and is scheduled to last until Tuesday morning.

The wind, large waves, and rip currents can create life-threatening conditions, even for experienced swimmers.

On Sunday morning, a 21-year-old man was on a small raft in Lake Erie near Avon Lake when he fell underwater. The man struggled in the currents, and eventually drowned, according to the Avon Lake Fire Department.

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