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Teen's body recovered in Lake Erie

The body of 15-year-old Christopher Pacheco was found by the Lorain police dive team around 11:35 a.m. today. Pacheco and three friends went swimming the night before off of a private beach on West 2nd Street and Brownell Avenue.  The four teens swam past the break wall, when the current began to pull them out. Three of the teens were able to swim back to shore, but Christopher was not a strong swimmer, according to information provided by police.

The three teens who made it out of the water ran to the West 2nd Street home of one of the teens and called police. The Coast Guard and Lorain police dive team arrived on the scene around 8 p.m. and searched for about four hours.

The search resumed around 7:30 a.m. today. Christopher’s body was found about 50 yards beyond the break wall.

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