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National Weather Service warns public of dangerous conditions on Lake Erie as ice drifts from shore

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Posted at 9:03 AM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 09:04:34-05

CLEVELAND — After 10 people became stranded on two separate ice floes near Edgewater Park on Lake Erie Sunday, the National Weather Service is warning others to stay off the ice as drifting will likely increase Monday.

The NWS said dangerous ice conditions will continue as the ice will drift from the shore as winds reach 20 to 30 mph.

Images from the MODIS satellite taken at 12:43 p.m. Sunday show significant crash and shifting on the ice. Southerly winds will continue to push the ice away from the shore.

On Sunday, six people were rescued by the Coast Guard while four others were escorted off the ice by the Cleveland Fire Department, authorities said.

Ice rescue

Of the 10 people rescued from the ice, seven were adults and three were children.

RELATED: Coast Guard conducts ice rescue after 10 people become stranded on Lake Erie near Edgewater

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