Cleveland, OH — Two men and a child are dead after an incident on Lake Erie where a boat had to be towed in by the United States Coast Guard Wednesday evening, according to Cleveland police.
Around 7:30 p.m., authorities responded to the 1000 block of East 9th Street at the Coast United States Coast Guard Station for three individuals found unresponsive on a boat.
The Coast Guard located the boat and towed it to the Coast Guard Station from approximately two miles out from shore.
Cleveland police said a 76-year-old man and a 40-year-old man on the boat were pronounced dead at the scene.
An 11-year-old boy was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center in critical condition but was later pronounced dead.
Cleveland Fire said all three individuals were in full arrest when located and CPR was administered.
- Frank A. Opaskar, 76, of Avon Lake
- Christopher Kedas, 45, or Huron
- Owen Kedas, 11, of Huron
Authorities said that carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected.
“I was fishing, and we were like, we just start honking the horn and the guy couldn’t see us because his bow was so high up in the air,” Schultz said. “And after that, we just turned around and looked and we were like oh my God I don’t think anybody is at the wheel.”
“We got the binoculars out after we noticed there was nobody at the wheel, and it looked like a guy was just slumped over.”
The Cuyahoga Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death.