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Man drowns in Black River in Elyria after falling down 50-foot embankment

July 11, 2018

Man drowns in Black River in Elyria after falling down 50-foot embankment

ELYRIA, Ohio — A man drowned Tuesday after falling down a 50-foot embankment into the Black River, officials said.

The man’s wife also fell down the embankment, but refused medical treatment, according to the Elyria fire department.

Elyria fire officials said the couple fell down the embankment Tuesday afternoon behind a home in the 1000 block of Harrison Street. Officials tried to rescue the couple, but the man died at the scene.

Officials have not yet said what led up to the couple falling down the embankment. 

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