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.
Dangerous ice conditions continue on Lake Erie. Stay off the ice. The ice along the shore is expected to drift toward open water. Anyone on the ice risk drifting from shore and place themselves and first responders in danger. pic.twitter.com/mlvS9PVQIU— NWS Cleveland (@NWSCLE) February 22, 2021
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.
Latest MODIS imagery taken at 12:43 PM this afternoon, shows significant cracks and shifting of ice on Lake Erie today with southerly winds. Definitely do not recommend going on the ice. pic.twitter.com/E71XlUnLoz— NWS Cleveland (@NWSCLE) February 21, 2021
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.
Of the 10 people rescued from the ice, seven were adults and three were children.
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