Coast Guard searches Black River for potential boat thief

Coast Guard searches Black River for potential boat thief
Black River, Lorain
Black River, Lorain

LORAIN, OH (WOIO) - The Coast Guard is assisting in the search for a potential boat thief suspect.

This started around 10 a.m. on the Black River in Lorain.

Officials believe someone may have stolen a work barge from Spitzer Marina.

The barge was found a short distance away on the river.

It is unknown if the suspect fled, drowned or if the barge just somehow broke free on its own.

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