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Man dies after trying to retrieve a volleyball from Lake Erie

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Posted at 6:49 AM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 10:43:55-04

CLEVELAND — A man has died on Thursday after he tried to retrieve a volleyball from Lake Erie, according to the Coast Guard.

Cleveland fire said the man was rescued near the East 9th Street pier after he attempted to retrieve a ball.

The Coast Guard responded with a 45-foot response boat and launched a helicopter from Detroit Avenue.

The man was under for about 45 minutes, the Cleveland Fire said.

No further information was released at this time.