Pittsburgh firefighter drowns at Northeast Ohio beach while vacationing

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CONNEAUT, Ohio (WJW) — A Pittsburgh firefighter died Saturday while swimming with his family at Conneaut Township Park.

According to a tweet from Pittsburgh Fire Fighters, active firefighter and Local No. 1 member Lee Weber was on vacation when the tragedy happened.

The Great Lakes Coast Guard said they received a call just after 1 p.m. on July 24 about someone who was swimming near the break wall and was seen going under and not coming back up.

Ashtabula Coast Guard launched a small boat, arrived on scene and started conducting searches with a Lake City fire boat and Conneaut police and fire departments, the Coast Guard said.

A helicopter from AIRSTA Detroit helped in the search. When they found Weber, they sent the Lake City Fire boat to the location and transported him to EMS.

He was pronounced dead at Memorial Hospital.

According to a GoFundMe account, Weber leaves behind his wife, Amber; and two boys, Alex and Jacob.

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