Crews suspend search for man who fell into water at Lakewood Park

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LAKEWOOD, Ohio -- The United States Coast Guard temporarily suspended its search Wednesday afternoon in the waters near Lakewood Park for a man who was reported missing in the water late Tuesday night.

According to Coast Guard officials, an off-duty law enforcement officer reported seeing a person  on the break wall at Lakewood Park.

The officer yelled at the man to get down, and when the man attempted to jump off, he ended up in the water.

The man then reportedly swam a short distance before being overcome by a wave and going under.

A search then commenced in the area, and authorities have been searching throughout the night.

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