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Man in critical condition after being pulled from Lake Erie at Edgewater Beach

Witnesses say the victim was fishing by the pier when he fell into the water and remained under for about five minutes.

CLEVELAND — A man has been rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being pulled from the waters of Lake Erie Tuesday night.

The Cleveland Division of Fire says crews were called to Edgewater Beach just after 9:30 p.m. for reports of a victim drowning. Witnesses say the victim was fishing by the pier when he fell into the water and remained under for about five minutes.

Another nearby fisherman apparently spotted the man and latched a hook onto him before pulling him back up. Civilians on the beach then gave him CPR before fire and EMS crews arrived.

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The victim was taken by ambulance to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he is currently in critical condition. His identity has not been released at this time.

This is a developing story. Stay with 3News for updates as they become available.

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