Dozens rescued after being trapped on Lake Erie ice floe

Dozens rescued after being trapped on Lake Erie ice floe

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP)  — Authorities say nearly four dozen fishermen trapped on an ice floe in Lake Erie have been rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and local emergency personnel in northern Ohio.

The Coast Guard and Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office began receiving reports around 8:30 a.m. Saturday that a large number of people had become stuck on an ice floe that had broken off from the main ice pack connected to Catawba (kuh-TAWB’-uh) Island.

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