Swimmer Drowns In Lake Erie

A day at the lake turns deadly in Monroe County. The U.S. Coast Guard recovered the body of a teenaged swimmer who went missing in Lake Erie at Sterling State Park Tuesday afternoon.

A sheriff’s official told reporters the victim, identified as 16-year old Louis Fernando Barba, swam outside a safe swimming zone to retrieve a ball and went under water.

Some other people at the beach attempted a rescue, but couldn’t locate the swimmer.

The sheriff’s dive team responded and recovered Barba’s body in about ten feet of water at 2:30 p.m.

An autopsy is expected to be conducted by the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s office.

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