Coast Guard recovers body of 17-year-old boy in Conneaut

Coast Guard recovers body of 17-year-old boy in Conneaut
Source: Coast Guard

CONNEAUT, Ohio (WOIO) - The Conneaut Fire Department shared a tragic update after a 17-year-old boy went missing in Lake Erie.

Police said the teen jumped off a breakwall and didn’t resurface at approximately 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The U.S. Coast Guard assisted in the search with a helicopter.

Conneaut Fire confirmed the teen’s body was discovered in the water at 7:11 p.m.

His family has been notified, but his identity is being withheld at this time.

His body has been transported to the coroner’s office for investigation, according to Conneaut Fire.

On Ohio’s west side, the Coast Guard is also searching for a 23-year-old woman that went under while swimming with her husband and three kids off Nickel Plate Beach in Huron.

Return to 19 News for updates.

Copyright 2019 WOIO. All rights reserved.