BEREA, Ohio — A 37-year-old man and 10-year-old boy have died after being pulled from the water at Cleveland Metroparks' Wallace Lake in Berea, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Tuesday morning. The two have been identified as Veniamin Lozitsky (adult) and Luke Lozitsky (child).
One other child was also hospitalized in the incident, but their condition is unknown.
According to Cleveland Metroparks Police Chief Katherine Dolan, a man and his six children were fishing at Wallace Lake, when they attempted to swim in a non-designated swimming area. However, the Lozitsky family later said that one of the children accidentally stepped into a part of the water that had a sudden drop.
Four of the children were able to exit the water on their own, but the adult male, a juvenile female and a juvenile male went under the water at approximately 6 p.m.
Cleveland Metroparks Police and Berea Police removed the juvenile female from the water at approximately 6:55 p.m. and the adult male and juvenile male were pulled from the water at approximately 7:20 p.m.
All three were transported to the Southwest General Hospital.
"Our thoughts are with the family of this tragic incident. Cleveland Metroparks is conducting an investigation and will have more information as it becomes available," Cleveland Metroparks spokesperson Jeffrey Tolman told 3News in an email.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the Lozitsky family.
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