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Fisherman Drifts Away from Shore into Lake on 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.
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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