Lake Erie has the most drowning deaths of the Great Lakes this year

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Updated: Aug. 20, 2018 at 10:54 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - There have been 64 drownings in the Great Lakes this year so far, with Lake Erie accounting for the most deaths.

According to statistics from the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, 23 people have died in Lake Erie between the start of the year and Aug. 19.

The most recent drowning in Lake Erie according to the GLSRP occurred Friday morning when a man jumped out his boat near Put-in-Bay. He did not resurface.

Lake Michigan follows Lake Erie with 21 total drowning deaths this year, including two this past weekend.

Since the group started accumulating data in 2010, 687 Great Lakes drownings have been reported.

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