AVON LAKE, OH (WOIO) - A 62 year old East Cleveland man is dead after a fishing trip to the lake. David C. Morrow died after losing his footing on some rocks and going underwater.
Avon Lake Police received a call at 3:41pm Thursday of a man in the lake that had gone underwater and had not resurfaced. It happened behind the power plant near Miller Road Park.
It was reported that Morrow was fishing along with others in the area of the discharge channel of the power plant.
He was standing in approximately 4 feet of water and walked towards the rocks on the north side of the channel. As he proceeded he apparently lost his footing and went underwater.
Witnesses indicated he was struggling and several tried to assist, but were unable to locate him. Witnesses described a strong current in the area of the discharge channel.
Rescue personnel and divers from Avon Lake Police & Fire and Avon Police entered the water attempting to locate Morrow. Approximately two hours later rescue personnel located him underwater near the breakwall a short distance from where he was last seen.
Rescue personnel determined that based upon his condition and time submerged he was not able to be revived.