Man died after going into Lake Erie for volleyball; Cleveland first responders scrambled to save him

Man pulled from water

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland police and firefighters raced to the end of East 9th Street Wednesday evening after a 24-year-old man went missing in Lake Erie near the volleyball courts at about 10:50 p.m.

A volleyball bounced into the water and the young man jumped in the lake to retrieve the it, according to Cleveland Fire PIO Mike Norman.

At 11:40 p.m., rescue crews pulled the man from the water and began performing CPR, but he died later at MetroHealth Hospital.

Cleveland EMS and police crowd around the water's edge Wednesday night while searching for a missing 24-year-old man.
Cleveland EMS and police crowd around the water's edge Wednesday night while searching for a missing 24-year-old man. (Source: WOIO)

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has identified the victim as Sharaf Alhashim.

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