UPDATE: Coast Guard, local agencies search Lake Erie for overdue fishermen

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News Release  

August 29, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 9th District Great Lakes
Contact: 9th District Public Affairs
Office: (216) 902-6020
After Hours: (216) 310-2608

UPDATE: Coast Guard, local agencies search Lake Erie for overdue fishermen


CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard suspended their search, Tuesday, for two missing fishermen overdue in Lake Erie since Monday after rescuing one.

Rescued was Lester Hill and missing is Larry Love.

Just after 12:30 p.m., a Royal Canadian Air Force C-130 from Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton, Ontario, spotted a man clinging to a capsized vessel about 15 nautical miles northeast of Cleveland.

A helicopter crew from Air Station Detroit was directed to the scene and hoisted Hill who was not wearing a lifejacket and reported to be hypothermic.  He was taken to Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland where they were met by EMS who transported him to Cleveland Metro Hospital.

Involved in the search were: Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Cleveland Fire Department.