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Woman in critical condition after kayak capsizes on Cuyahoga River

Posted at 3:22 PM, Sep 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 17:19:03-04

CLEVELAND — A woman is in critical condition after her kayak capsized while on the Cuyahoga River, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

The 55-year-old woman was kayaking on the mouth of the Cuyahoga River in The Flats, ODNR said.

EMS was called around 1 p.m. and rescued the woman from the water, according to ODNR.

The woman was transported from the Edgewater Public Boat Ramp to MetroHealth in critical condition, EMS said.

Authorities are investigating the cause of her kayak capsizing, according to ODNR.

On Saturday, a Beach Hazards Statement was issued for Cuyahoga County. It expired at 10 p.m., but was issued due to large waves and dangerous rip and longshore currents.