CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - An elderly couple is calling players from the Cardinal High School football team "their heroes" after rescuing them from rushing waters in the Cuyahoga River.
According to the Cardinal Local School District Facebook, the team was on a 10-mile canoe trip in the Cuyahoga River. The team goes on the annual outing to mark the end of mini-camp before the start of the high school football season.
During the trip, the team spotted an elderly couple in distress. The two 70-year-old boaters were stranded in the water currents. The high school football players stopped their canoes to help and took them to safety.
A letter from the couple was shared on the Facebook page: