Fisherman Drifts Away from Shore into Lake on Piece of Ice

Published 04/04 2014 05:56PM

Updated 04/04 2014 06:20PM

April 4, 2014 - Some tense moments on Lake Erie today for a fisherman who drifted away from the shore on a piece of ice.

Matt Roman got pulled out about 200 yards from the shore today when he was fishing at Avonia Beach Park in Fairview.

Fortunately he had a cell phone on him and was able to call 9-1-1.

The Coast Guard plus West Lake, Lake City and Fairview departments responded to the call.

Lake City deployed its boat and went to rescue Roman.

He says it was a terrifying moment as the piece of ice he was on started to shrink.

He made it back to shore without injury and was thankful for those who helped him.

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