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Authorities recover body of man missing in Lake Erie

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    As a rope line of firefighters searches for a missing 18-year-old man, a Coast Guard boat also continues its search Sunday afternoon.

    BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE

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HURON — Authorities say they have recovered the body of an 18-year-old man who went missing in Lake Erie while trying to rescue children struggling in the water at an Ohio beach.

Huron police and fire officials said a fisherman reported finding Alvin Martin's body in the water near the mouth of the Huron River around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Search crews had been looking for the Ashland man since Sunday afternoon when he went missing in the lake at Nickel Plate Beach.

A Huron Fire Department release says Martin disappeared while trying to help two children later rescued by the Huron Police Marine Patrol. Fire personnel rescued their mother and a bystander who tried to help. The mother and children were treated and released. The bystander didn't require treatment.



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