NFL Players Aid Terrace Victims

Monday, July 3rd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

MIDDLE BASS ISLAND, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Steve Zahursky and New York Giants wide receiver Joe Jurevicius were among the people who helped pull victims from the collapsed terrace at an island winery in Lake Erie on Saturday.

``It got pretty chaotic. I carried out maybe 14, 15 people out of there,'' Zahursky said.

There were a couple thousand people at The Lonz Winery on Saturday, but only 100 were on the 25-by-20-foot terrace where the 4-inch-thick floor collapsed, said Put-in-Bay Police Chief Jim Lang.

One person was killed and at least 75 were injured in the accident, according to officials on Sunday.

The 6-foot-6, 305-pound Zahursky was a rookie last season, while the 6-5, 230-pound Jurevicius just completed his third season in the NFL, all with the Giants.