Body of missing Lake Erie boater recovered

Samuel Ickes Jr.
Samuel Ickes Jr.((Source: Marblehead police))
Published: Jul. 16, 2023 at 8:05 PM EDT
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MARBLEHEAD, Ohio (WTVG) - The body of a boater who fell into Lake Erie this week was recovered Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard announced.

Samuel Ickes Jr., 21, of Fremont, fell overboard Tuesday night around 10:30 p.m. near South Bass Island. Crews said he was separated from his 27-foot boat by the wind and the current.

The Coast Guard suspended the search Wednesday evening after looking for him for close to 24 hours. .

He leaves behind two children.

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