Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Bratenahl

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BRATENAHL, Ohio – The Coast Guard has suspended their search for a man who went missing while swimming off a boat near Bratenahl Monday evening.

A 911 call came in to the police at around 7:40 p.m. from a woman who reported that her father had been swimming off a boat when a large wave hit him. After it passed, he did not surface.

A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor was brought in to search,
along with a boat from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. A Coast Guard helicopter from Detroit also joined in on the search.

The Coast Guard searched through the night until 3 p.m. Tuesday, when the decision was made to suspend the search.

The name of the missing man has not been released.

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