First responders search for swimmer in Lake Erie off Vermilion park

Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 7:31 PM EDT
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VERMILION, Ohio (WOIO) - First responders have suspended the search for a missing 33-year-old man in Lake Erie.

Vermilion police said they were called to east end of Showse Park around 4 p.m. Wednesday after the man, who was on a raft with another person, fell or jumped off of it into the water and never resurfaced.

According to Vermilion Police Captain Jim Graham, another person on the raft and a teen relative on the beach, tried to locate the man but couldn’t and returned to shore and called for help.

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter from Detroit, Coast Guard members from Lorain, dive teams, and several other area fire departments helped search for the missing man, according to USCG.

The recovery mission will continue at sunrise in the morning, according to Vermilion police.

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