Body Belonging To Ashland Man Recovered Near Lake Erie

  • 7/9/2019 12:55:31 PM
  • Larry Stine
  • Local News

HURON, OH -  The body of an Ashland man attempting to rescue children struggling in the water at Nickel Plate Beach on Lake Erie has been recovered.

The Huron Fire Department says they recovered the body of 18-year-old Alvin Martin, an Ashland resident, at 7:20 Tuesday morning in Lake Erie near the mouth of the Huron River.

Martin was one of several people who attempted to help the children on Sunday.

A shore-based search resumed this morning, when Martin's body was recovered.

Huron Fire Department officials say they were advised on Sunday by dispatch of four children in the water being pulled out past the swim buoys.  Huron Fire was then called to perform a shore-water rescue.

Upon their arrival, Huron Police Marine patrol was seen rescuing two individuals, a 10-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, who were treated and released.  At the same time, Huron Fire personnel were rescuing the 33-year-old mother of the children, who was treated and released, and assisted in the rescue of a bystander who was giving aid, who needed no medical attention.

At this time, Huron Fire was advised of a missing 18-year-old male who had attempted to lend aid to the children in distress.

Also responding to the scene were Huron Police, Sandusky Fire, Perkins Fire, Norwalk Fire, Milan Fire, Groton Fire, the U.S. Coast Guard, Ohio Division of Watercraft, Erie County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

These agencies assisted with air patrol, boat patrol, shore search, and a first responder human chain. A total of 71 first responders assisted search operations over a span of three hours. 

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