Lorain Fire Department pulls 2 from Lake Erie, Coast Guard says

Two people were taken from Lake Erie Sunday afternoon. (Generic)
Two people were taken from Lake Erie Sunday afternoon. (Generic)
Published: May. 21, 2023 at 7:15 PM EDT
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LORAIN, Ohio (WOIO) - Two people were rescued from Lake Erie Sunday afternoon.

The U. S. Coast Guard confirmed that two people were retrieved from Lake Erie in Lorain.

Officials say the Lorain Fire Department responded and the Coast Guard has closed the case.

The Lorain Fire Department said the call came in at 6:40 p.m. Sunday to the Mile-Long Pier.

Officials say two kayakers, a 16-year-old boy and a 20-year-old woman were the initial cause for the call.

The 16-year-old boy was wearing a life vest able to get himself back to the beach without assistance, fire fighters say.

The 20-year-old woman was assisted by another woman in a kayak.

Officials say the woman held onto the kayak and was brought to shore by the kayaker.

During the rescue, a 30-year-old man dove in to attempt to save the two and was pulled from the water by Lorain fire.

Fire officials say everyone left the scene safe and required no medical attention.