19-year-old Waterford drowning victim identified

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Emergency workers recovered the body of a teenager from a pond in Waterford Township last night after an hours-long search.

The Erie County Coroner has identified the victim as 19-year-old Orahnde Askew from Blairsville, Pennsylvania.

Firefighters were called to the scene just after 8 p.m. Tuesday night. According to Erie County 911, they received reports three people were swimming in a pond, when Askew went under and did not resurface.

Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook ruled the death accidental due to drowning.

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