Man Jumps Off Pier, Drowns In Lake Erie

MADISON, Ohio (AP) - A man jumped off an unlit concrete pier and drown in Lake Erie early Monday.

David Musial, 41, of Ashtabula, was at the private Redbird Beach in Madison Township about 1 a.m., Patrolman William Barson said. A woman at the beach with the man called 911.

Authorities found Musial floating face down in the water about 100 feet east of the pier, Barson said.

Musial was taken to LakeEast Hospital in Painesville where he was pronounced dead.

The Lake County coroner was expected to perform an autopsy Monday.

Madison is about 40 miles northeast of Cleveland.

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