Body found Thursday in Lake Erie near former Erie Coke Plant

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Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook has yet to identify the body of a man that was recovered from Lake Erie Thursday.

Rescue crews responded after a fishermen called 911. The body was found near the former Erie Coke Plant not far from the channel shortly after 12:30 p.m. yesterday.

City Police, Erie Firefighters, members of the Coast Guard and volunteers all assisted in the search.

The body was found in an area where a 21-year-old man was reported missing at the end of March.

The identity of the body has not yet been confirmed.

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