Teenager drowned while swimming in Lake Lorelei, sheriff says

Posted at 6:45 PM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 20:25:16-04

FAYETTEVILLE, Ohio -- A 17-year-old drowned in Lake Lorelei Thursday afternoon.

Maxwell Dickey was swimming near the beach with friends at about 2:24 p.m. when he disappeared under the water, Brown County Sheriff Gordon Ellis said in a news release. Several people immediately went looking for him, but were unable to find Maxwell, according to Ellis.

Police, EMTs, deputies and others responded to help search. A search team came out with specialized water equipment and found Maxwell. The coroner's office pronounced him dead at the scene.

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