Man drowns in Ohio lake; not wearing life jacket

Authorities are reminding Ohioans to wear life jackets around water following the drowning death of a fisherman in southwest Ohio.

Witnesses said the man, who was not identified, was fishing alone in a cove at Caesar Creek Lake Friday morning when he fell out of his boat.

The Hamilton JournalNews said the man was found in six or seven feet of water and his body was pulled to shore by another fisherman who tried to revive him.

Warren County Coroner Russell Uptegrove said it was unclear whether the man fell into the lake because of a medical issue or if he lost his balance.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources official Jeff Boester says everyone around water needs to be responsible for their actions by wearing a life jacket.

___ Information from: The JournalNews of Hamilton

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