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Man, woman die after boat hits steel wall near Lorain Lighthouse

Man, woman die after boat hits steel wall near Lorain Lighthouse
Posted at 9:01 AM, Jul 05, 2018

A man and a woman died, and the man's grandson was injured, after a boat struck a steel wall near the Lorain Lighthouse on the Fourth of July, according to officials.

The deceased victims were identified as 54-year-old Timothy Moore and 49-year-old Penny Nickeson by the Lorain County Coroner's Office.

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a 20-foot power boat that was involved in an accident around 10:37 p.m. The powerboat struck a steel breakwall on Lake Erie at a high rate of speed, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Three people were removed from the boat, officials said. Moore and Nickeson were seriously injured. Moore's 10-year-old grandson was treated for minor injuries.

All three were taken to the Lorain Coast Guard Station. Moore died from injuries and Nickeson was unresponsive but had a pulse, according to the authorities. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she later died.

Another grandparent picked up the child. No further information was released.