U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Hall.
Photographer: Stephen Hall
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CLEVELAND - Two teenagers were rescued early Monday morning after getting stuck on an ice floe in Lake Erie.
The U.S. Coast Guard said that a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old were airlifted from Rondeau Bay.
The Coast Guard got a report of two men without life jackets adrift on an ice floe at 4:51 a.m. They reportedly became stranded while duck hunting.
Search and rescue controllers at the Coast Guard's 9th District Command Center in Cleveland were contacted by personnel at Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton, Ontario, Canada
A Coast Guard Air Station Detroit arrived at 6:21 a.m., the aircraft's rescue swimmer was lowered to the ice and both men were airlifted into the helicopter.
They were taken to Chatham Airport, where they were turned over to awaiting EMS.
With unusually warm temperatures this winter in the Great Lakes region, people who plan to recreate on or near the water should monitor the weather and ensure they have all the recommended safety gear.
Click here for more information regarding cold water and ice safety.
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