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Woman's body recovered from Lake Erie at Edgewater Park

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Two kids walking on the pier noticed the body in the water. (Source: WOIO) Two kids walking on the pier noticed the body in the water. (Source: WOIO)
With waves and winds picking up on Lake Erie, the Coast Guard had to bring in a boat to help the dive team. (Source: WOIO) With waves and winds picking up on Lake Erie, the Coast Guard had to bring in a boat to help the dive team. (Source: WOIO)
Authorities blocked off a section of the park while the body was retrieved. (Source: WOIO) Authorities blocked off a section of the park while the body was retrieved. (Source: WOIO)
The body was recovered around 3 p.m. (Source: WOIO) The body was recovered around 3 p.m. (Source: WOIO)
Multiple agencies are responding. (Source: WOIO) Multiple agencies are responding. (Source: WOIO)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Authorities are investigating after a body was found at Edgewater Park Friday.

Two kids walking on the pier noticed the body in the water around 11 a.m.

The MetroParks Police was notified and set up crime tape at the scene, blocking off one-third of the park.

"Shortly after 11 this morning, two young people spotted a body in the water as they walked along the pavement on the pier. They got the attention of a MetroPark ranger and we all worked with the Coast Guard to assist with the recovery," said Chief Dan Veloski with the MetroPark Rangers.

Shortly after 2 p.m., the Coast Guard dive team started retrieving the body from the lake. High waves and winds hampered the search for hours. It was not until around 3 p.m. that the body was recovered. 

Investigators are currently trying to identify the body, which they say is a female.

An autopsy is set for Saturday.  

The park has since reopened.

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