CLEVELAND -- The two people who died after drowning at Euclid Beach Park Sunday evening have been identified.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's office identified the victims as Kelly Walker, 34, of Cleveland and Bryce Canady, 15, of Cleveland Heights.
Police Sgt. Ali Pillow and Sue Allen from the Cleveland Metroparks held a press conference at the park at 7:40 p.m. Sunday.
They confirmed that both victims drowned at the beach earlier that evening.
The Metroparks released a statement Monday afternoon:
"Cleveland Metroparks is saddened by the losses of life that occurred at Euclid Beach yesterday. We extend our condolences to the families and friends of Kelly Walker and Bryce Canady. The Park District continues to take action to monitor and review safety by posting signs that inform the public of safety considerations such as rip currents, drop-offs and water quality issues present at Euclid Beach. It's important to note that this is an unguarded beach, and signs posted year-round clearly warn visitors that no lifeguards are present."
"It is imperative that everyone remain vigilant regarding water safety. Cleveland Metroparks will further study Euclid Beach as soon as our investigation of this incident is complete."
Cleveland Police received a call at 4:15 p.m. that a woman and teenager were struggling in the water.
Police say they believe the victims were part of a large gathering at the beach, but are not sure if they are related.
The part of the beach where the drownings occurred does not have any lifeguards.