AVON LAKE, Ohio - A body was found in the water at Miller Road Park in Avon Lake Monday night.
Police were called at about 6:15 p.m. by a passerby who noticed the body floating facedown in the water, Avon police said.
Authorities located the body not far from the fishing pier. By the time police arrived, the remains had washed up on shore, Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans said.
According to Evans, the 34-year-old man was in the water for less than an hour. The waters of Lake Erie were rough on Monday and it appears the drowning was an accident, Evans said. An autopsy will be performed on Tuesday.
Officers discovered the victim’s car, a Porcshe, nearby and towed it from the scene. Avon Lake police said they also found the man’s personal items at the scene and determined he is from North Olmsted.
The victim’s name has not been released and his family has not been notified.
On the Fourth of July, rescue crews were called to the same area, near Genon Power Plant, for a body floating in the water. The remains of a 23-year-old Bristolville, Ohio man were found the next day.
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