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Body recovered from Lake Erie in Willowick

Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 12:06 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 21, 2021 at 7:02 PM EDT
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WILLOWICK, Ohio (WOIO) - A body was recovered from Lake Erie this morning, the Willowick Fire Chief said.

The fire department was called out just before 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning after a resident on Seaview in Willowick reported seeing the body in the water, according to Chief Joseph Tennyson.

Lori Navin was at the scene this morning and recorded footage using her cellphone. She said residents were “kind of shocked and wondering ‘who, what why, where, when’ this poor woman was in the water...I hope it doesn’t happen again any time soon.”

The body has been turned over to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office for identification.

The U.S. Coast Guard and Eastlake tech rescuers assisted in the operation.

A body was recovered from Lake Erie this morning, the Willowick Fire Chief said. MORE: https://bit.ly/3hWNukd

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As of 11 a.m., all crews were cleared from the scene.

An earlier version of the story misspelled the name of Lori Naven. We regret the error.

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