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Body of Man Found At Miller Road Park

Juvenile found the body in water.

UPDATED 10:11 P.M.

The body of a white man in his early 30s was found in the water off Miller Road Park beach just after 6:20 p.m. Aug. 13.

Lt. Duane Streator said a juvenile found the body, which “did not appear to be in the water very long" near the beach area near the designated swim area by

Personal affects were located at the beach leading investigators that the body is a 34-year-old male from North Olmsted.  Notification of the next of kin is pending.

According to a press release issued by the police, the man was deceased when rescue personnel arrived. 

"There were no obvious signs of trauma to the deceased male," the release said.  The body was taken into an Avon Lake ambulance before being transferred to a Lorain County Coroner’s van at 7:30 p.m. It was transported to the morgue at Elyria Memorial Hospital.

Streator could not confirm whether the individual had been swimming or fishing. Foul play was not suspected.

A Porsche convertible, believed belonging to the man, was towed from the park.

On July 4, a at "the cut" area of the park near a non-designated swim area.

In August of 2011, also drowned while fishing.

 The investigation is ongoing at this time. Check back soon for details.

Jon Warren August 14, 2012 at 12:37 AM
It's hard to keep hearing of these tragic losses. As a former resident of AL, I get why we swim at the cut. But I think some stricter regulations ought to be put in place.
SW August 14, 2012 at 12:43 AM
You get why people swim at the cut? I live in AL but with all the deaths I cannot for the life of me figure out why people keep doing it? Do tell!
Lori E. Switaj August 14, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Just to maintain perspective, a cause of death has not been announced yet...we're hoping for more information soon.
Laurie August 14, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Possible suicide? The area is well marked, and too many have died there already. I don't get why anyone would want to swim there. Ever.
Trudy Keuchel August 14, 2012 at 03:29 AM
Okay, here's a thought.... since signs and warnings do not keep people out is it possible to dissipate the flow of water coming out of the power plant? In water engineering-Dissipation is the process of converting mechanical energy of downward-flowing water into thermal and acoustical energy. Various devices are designed in streambeds to reduce the kinetic energy of flowing waters to reduce their erosive potential on banks and river bottoms. Very often these devices look like small waterfalls or cascades, where water flows vertically or over riprap to lose some of its kinetic energy. Surely, an engineer could come up with something...if the whirlpool is gone there'd be a lot less drownings!
Brandy Schwartz-Walls August 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM
The drownings occur on the other side where its buoyed off it seems. There is a whirlpool effect in the fenced off part, where it says NO SWIMMING.
Laurie August 14, 2012 at 01:05 PM
A man in his early 30's is hardly a juvenile.
Lori E. Switaj August 14, 2012 at 01:12 PM
The man was found in the water of the designated swimming area... no information has been released yet on how he died. His body was found by a juvenile whose name has not been released.

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