Coast Guard called to Lake Erie after report of person in water

11:50 PM, Aug 19, 2013   |    comments
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LAKEWOOD, Ohio -- The Coast Guard and Lakewood police and firefighters searched Lake Erie near Lakewood Park for several hours Monday night looking for a possible person in the water.

According to the Fire Department, a 17-year-old saw what looked like a person or a body in the water about 5:30 p.m.

The witness could not tell if the person in the water was dead or alive and didn't report the sighting to police until 9 p.m.

Lakewood police took the report and called the Coast Guard to assist.

The search was called off by 11 p.m. Monday.

The Coast Guard said police would continue to search Tuesday morning, but the search would be treated as a recovery effort.

It was unclear whether the Coast Guard would be involved in that.


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