Beach hazards statement for Lake Erie: Rip currents could create 'life-threatening' conditions

Posted at 9:56 AM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 09:56:35-04

The National Weather Service issued a beach hazards statement for Lake Erie Tuesday.

The beach hazards statement is in effect from 11 a.m. through 2 a.m. Wednesday.

According to the NWS, there is a high swimming risk in the lake off Cuyahoga, Lake, Ashtabula and Erie counties due to a combination of wind and high waves.

The NWS says these risks could create life-threatening conditions for swimmers.