Man 'Relaxing' On Mattress In Pa. Bay Rescued

A man floating on an air mattress in a Lake Erie bay had to be rescued by the Coast Guard and was taken into custody by Erie, Pa., police. Police said two boaters called 911 after a fisherman told them his friend was in the water. The Coast Guard crew pulled the man from Presque Isle Bay about 60 yards from shore at about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday.

The 49-year-old man wasn't hurt. The Coast Guard said he told rescuers that he had been "relaxing."

Police said Wednesday that the 49-year-old man was arrested on a warrant for failing to complete his probationary obligations on a theft conviction. He won't face charges for floating on the mattress.

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  • by Kim on Jun 25, 2009 at 07:06 PM
    He was relaxing....
  • by mandy on Jun 22, 2009 at 06:21 AM
    he was fine where he was. . .
  • by Anonymous Location: USA on Jun 21, 2009 at 09:32 PM

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