Coast Guard Searching for Man in the Water Near Lorain, Ohio

LORAIN, Ohio — The Coast Guard is searching for a man in the water near Lorain after reports from by-standers Tuesday at approximately 10:45 p.m.

A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit HH65 Dolphin helicopter and a Coast Guard Station Lorain 41-foot utility boat are currently searching for the man.   Coast Guard Station Lorain received a 911 phone call stating that someone heard cries for help in the water.

The Station Lorain boat crew was unable to locate the victim last night at the last known position because of shallow water and inclement weather, but continued to search along with the helicopter throughout the night.

One by-stander, who was drinking alcoholic beverages prior to assisting, attempted to rescue the individual in the water, but was not successful.

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