Man dies after falling off boat into Lake Erie

CLEVELAND - A man died Friday afternoon after he fell off a boat into Lake Erie.

According to the incident report, crews responded to 17909 Dorchester Drive near Wildwood Marina around 3:43 p.m. for a report of a male who fell out of his boat.

When crews arrived, a witness told police that the victim was his friend. The witness said he ran to get help when he couldn't get the victim out of the water.

Coast Guard and Cleveland Fire and EMS crews also responded to the scene. The Coast Guard later retrieved the victim and EMS crews rushed him to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he later died.

The victim's name will not be released until his family is notified.

No other information was released.

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