Two fall into icy water trying to rescue man in Coventry Township


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COVENTRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio– A Summit County Sheriff’s Deputy helped rescued three people from freezing waters Friday night.

Two residents heard a 24-year-old man struggling in the water of the Iron Channel in Coventry Township before 11 p.m. The two men also ended up in the water.

By the time the deputy arrived, the first victim was unresponsive. According to the sheriff’s office, the deputy was able to pull the two would-be rescuers out safely.

He was then helped by another resident to get the initial victim out of the frigid water.

The victim and a rescuer were taken to Barberton Citizens Hospital. The sheriff’s office said both are expected to make full recoveries.

It was about 15 degrees with winds at 20 miles per hour at the time of the incident.

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