Man Dies in Dunkirk Drowning

June 21, 2012 Updated Jun 21, 2012 at 9:12 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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Man Dies in Dunkirk Drowning

June 21, 2012 Updated Jun 21, 2012 at 9:12 PM EDT

DUNKIRK, N.Y. ( courtesy Observertoday.com ) A 22-year-old former Brooklyn man lost his life Thursday afternoon after drowning at the Cedar Beach Lighthouse adjacent to the NRG Power plant.

According to the Dunkirk Police Department, around 4:30 p.m. a witness called 911 to report an individual who had jumped into Lake Erie near NRG property and not surfaced near the channel marker owned and maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. The city's dive team responded to the scene and were able to pull an individual from the water and transport the victim to Brooks Memorial Hospital. Attempts to revive the young man were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead a short time later.

An Eyewitness News crew is on the scene.

Release of he victim's name is pending notification of next of kin.

See Friday's OBSERVER for further details, and Channel 7's Eyewitness News.