Blame Game: Father of Drowning Victim Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against City

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ELYRIA, OH (WOIO) – New details on a teen who drowned in Elyria's Black River last year.

The father of 13-year-old Logan Spradlin has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and the contractors who built Elyria's Riverwalk observation area.

Spradlin was playing with a friend when he climbed over a guard rail, then slipped and fell into the water.

The lawsuit claims the riverwalk wasn't built to the original design specifications which had better fencing.

The city has yet to comment on the lawsuit.

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