July 27, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Ohio man's body found in Monroe County lake

Erie Township — Monroe County authorities say that a 34-year-old Toledo-area man apparently drowned after falling from a personal watercraft on a private lake.

The Monroe County sheriff’s department says that searchers found the body of Jason G. Mitchell of Perrysburg, Ohio, about 1 p.m. Sunday in about 7 feet of water.

The lake is in Erie Township, just north of the Ohio state line.

The sheriff’s department says in a statement that that a 28-year-old Ohio woman was operating the watercraft and Mitchell was her passenger. It says he fell off and disappeared under water about 8 p.m. Saturday.

The department says Mitchell wasn’t wearing a flotation device. It says that searchers worked from 8:15 p.m. Saturday until 1:30 a.m. Sunday and resumed the effort after dawn.