Hamburg Police identify kite surfer who died in waters of Lake Erie

Posted at 4:14 PM, Aug 15, 2018

Hamburg Police have identified the kite surfer that was killed in the waters of Lake Erie Wednesday.

61-year-old Jeffrey Biehler, of Hamburg, was recovered from the waters near Hamburg Beach and pronounced dead at the scene.

Rescuers were called to Hamburg Beach, Wednesday afternoon, for reports of a kite surfer in distress.

When crews were able to reach Biehler, about 45 minutes later, it was tragically too late.

At this point it's unclear whether he suffered a medical emergency prior to his death, or if the issue was related specifically to kite surfing.

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Biehler was the owner of Biehler's Village Square Liquor in Hamburg.

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