CLEVELAND - Cleveland EMS and fire say two Good Samaritans pulled a woman from the frigid waters of Lake Erie Monday behind FirstEnergy Stadium and The Great Lakes Science Center.
Police said the woman was crawling along the frozen lake around 12:35 p.m. when she fell in. That's when two bystanders made the trek from shore to pull the woman out of the water with a life ring.
A preliminary investigation shows one of the rescuers was outside smoking when he heard a group of kids yelling and looked over to see the victim's head "bobbing in the water." He and another man quickly took action.
The woman was taken to a nearby hospital where she is listed in serious condition.
The two rescuers were checked at a local hospital for precautionary reasons, according to Cleveland police. Both were released around 5 p.m. Monday.
Circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation.
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