Coast Guard recovers body of 65-year-old man near Catawba Island

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CATAWBA ISLAND, Ohio -- The Coast Guard says they have recovered the body of a 65-year-old man from Lake Erie.

He was swimming at the beach near Catawba Island Sunday afternoon.

A witness tells FOX 8, beachgoers formed a human chain in the water in an attempt to rescue the man.

His identity has not been released.

This is a developing story.  FOX 8 will provide more information as it becomes available.

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