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An 80-year-old Wayne man was rescued Wednesday after falling into Lake Erie, officials said.

Monroe County Sheriff's deputies were docking their patrol boat at the Toledo Beach Marina in LaSalle Township at about 4:36 p.m. when they heard someone yelling for help, according to authorities.

The deputies searched the area and found a man struggling in the water, officials said.

Police said the deputies pulled the man out of the water to safety. The man told deputies he had fallen off a boat while doing work on it.

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