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Body found in Lake Erie offshore from Cleveland identified

Coast Guard
Posted at 1:01 PM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 13:01:52-05

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The body of a man recovered more than two miles from Cleveland's shore Monday morning has been identified.

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the body is that of 45-year-old Ernest L. James, of Cleveland.

Authorities said they believe his death is boating-related, but the investigation is still ongoing.

No additional information has been released.

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