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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:27 AM

Groups rescued after ignoring warnings to stay off lake erie ice

Five members of the group are pictured standing on the ice floe as the rescue gets underway



This photograph gives a sense of just how far away the group became stranded from the shore




Ten people including three children are rescued from an ice floe on Lake Erie after they ignored warnings not to venture out onto the water
Coast Guard and fire department personnel rescued 10 people who were stranded on ice floes in Lake Erie in Cleveland
The seven adults and three children became stranded on two separate ice floes near Edgewater Park
Coast Guard said six people were rescued via an ice skiff while the fire department rescuers escorted the other four people off the ice
The two ice floes had been connected to land but had broken off
Earlier in the day the National Weather Service issued warnings of dangerous ice conditions for the lake, urging people not to venture onto the ice
Officials said 'areas of ice could break off from the shore' and 'if you are on the ice and it breaks away from shore, you will become stranded'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9285139/Cleveland-Coast-Guard-rescues-10-people-ignored-warnings-icy-Lake-Erie-Edgewater-Park.html

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Reply Groups rescued after ignoring warnings to stay off lake erie ice (Original post)
Demovictory9 Feb 22 OP
Fullduplexxx Feb 22 #1
PJMcK Feb 22 #2
N_E_1 for Tennis Feb 22 #3
left-of-center2012 Feb 22 #4
True Blue American Feb 22 #5
2naSalit Feb 22 #7
kairos12 Feb 22 #6
2naSalit Feb 22 #8

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:35 AM

1. Looks like they're about half way to canada

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:59 AM

2. Play stupid games...

These people are really foolish! You cannot fool around with ice-covered waters. The Great Lakes are not like inland lakes, they are more like small seas. It's not the same as, say, ice-fishing or skating on a small frozen lake. Walking on Erie's ice probably could qualify one for a Darwin Award.

Our house is on the Upper Delaware River and at this time of year, there's ice all across the river. I would NEVER walk on it, though, because the water is moving underneath the ice making it unstable. If I were to fall in the river, my chances for survival are very thin: Hypothermia, drowning under the ice, etc.

I wonder if these people will be charged with any violations. At least they should have to pay the fire department and the Coast Guard the costs of their rescue. Perhaps that would teach them some common sense.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:02 AM

3. Every freaking winter...

Itís the winter equivalent of the kids left on the school bus first week of school.
This is the DU member formerly known as N_E_1 for Tennis.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:11 AM

4. When I lived in Maine people would drive their cars on frozen lakes

They had fun skidding around in the car on the ice.

A coworker of mine did that with her children.
I asked her if she was not afraid that they would crash through the ice and drown.

she laughed at my ignorance as I had only recently moved to Maine. She told me that before driving on the ice she would walk on it to make sure it was safe.

as if her body weight proved that the ice was strong enough to hold a fully loaded automobile.

And every winter a car did crash through the ice.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:31 AM

5. My Dad once drove

His car across the Ohio River but that was long ago. He was a young dare Devil. The river was really frozen.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:42 AM

7. I spent much of my childhood...

In Maine and back then they used to have drag races on river ice.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:27 AM

6. Darwin Award Winners Saved by Socialist Navy

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:42 AM

8. +1

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