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GREEN, Ohio – A boater whose body was pulled out of the Nimisila Reservoir in Summit County has been identified.

According to the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office, the victim is Michael R. Schake, 53, of Barberton.

Green police said witnesses saw Schake fall over his small boat about 7 p.m. Wednesday at the north end of the reservoir.

Nearby boaters tried to help him as he struggled in the water and called for help.

Some people even dove in to try to help, but Schake went under.

The South Summit Dive team, along with numerous police and fire departments, scoured the lake with sonar to locate him.

Police said Schake was alone in his boat when he fell out.

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