The body of a man seen in the area of Dobbins Landing early this morning was found a short time later in Presque Isle Bay.
The victim has been identified as 65 year old Thomas Fields of Buffalo. His body was found was found shortly after 8 am. Erie Police tells us that an adult man with dementia was reported missing at about 4:45 am and that the ID on the drowning victim was the same as the person that was reported missing. Surveillance videos from nearby businesses were used by police to determine that Fields had been walking along State Street alone, and it is believed he fell into the water around 6 am this morning.