Local 13-year-old drowns at Ohio beach


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The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has identified a Canton area teen who drowned Monday in Lake Erie.

Omarion Baker, 13, was swimming at Villa Angela Beach in Cleveland when he went under water just after 7 p.m.

First responders located Omarion around 7:50 p.m. and rushed him to a local hospital. He died a short time later.

The juvenile was a student within the Canton Local School District. He was preparing to enter his freshman year at Canton South High School, according to the school district’s Facebook page.

Counselors are available at Canton South High School until noon today, Tuesday, July 6, and Wednesday, July 7, from 10 am – 2 pm. Anyone wishing to speak with a counselor outside of scheduled hours can call the Coleman Crisis at (330) 452-6000 for assistance 24/7.