The Avon Lake Police Department responded to a call for a male swimmer in distress in the area of Miller Road Park beach and fishing pier at 5:02 p.m. July 30. The Avon Lake Fire Department, Rescue Squad and US Coast Guard also responded to the call.
Witnesses reported that the male went under the water and attempts to locate him by a family member were unsuccessful. The male resurfaced near the shoreline around 5:18 p.m. and CPR was initiated. The Avon Lake Rescue Squad transported the male to St. John Medical Center in Westlake where he was pronounced dead. Family members indicated the male was in his twenties and efforts to confirm his identity are ongoing.
(Ed. Note: Miller Road Park Beach is noted as a treacherous swimming area with drowning taking place almost every summer. There are warning signs post, but anyone using this beach should use extreme caution, Fast run-off from the Power Plant plus a steep drop off into deep water exist in the waters off this beach).