Man dies after late night water rescue at Voinovich Park

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — A late-night game of volleyball ends in a man’s death.

Around 11 p.m. Wednesday, Cleveland fire was called to Voinovich Park for a report of a person in the water.

The fire department called in their quick response boat and deployed the dive team to search for the victim.

According to reports from the scene, the 24-year-old man had been playing volleyball and went to retrieve a lost ball from Lake Erie when he went under.

The Coast Guard was also called to assist in the search with a boat and air support.

Divers from Cleveland fire did find the man and pull him from the water.

The Cleveland Coast Guard tells FOX 8 News the man was pronounced dead at the scene.


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