Boy drowns while wading in lake to fish - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Boy drowns while wading in lake to fish

AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) - A boy who waded into Lake Erie to fish drowned in water about eight feet deep, police said Monday.

Ricky Harrison, 15, of Cleveland, might have not realized that the lake at Miller Road Park suddenly got deeper behind a nearby coal-powered electric power plant, police Lt. Duane Streator said.

People fishing from boats nearby brought Harrison (pictured, above) to shore about 7 p.m. Sunday. He was pronounced dead at St. John West Shore Hospital.

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