Ghaleb Assaf Death: Body of drowned Lake Erie Victim recovered

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Ghaleb Assaf Death: Ghaleb Assaf disappeared underwater on 29th August, 2021 in Lake Erie and was recovered on Monday 30th of August. 

Cause of Death

Body of drowned man recovered from Lake Erie in Dearborn Heights. Ghaleb Assaf (59) has been identified as the victim of the Lake Erie drowning near Sterling State Park according to officers. Assaf was said to have disappeared underwater while swimming in Lake Erie over the weekend.

Monroe County officers said a call was received around 6:44 on Sunday, 29th August, 2021 about a missing swimmer three-quarters of a mile off shore from Sterling State Park in Lake Erie.

Witnesses report that 59 year old Assaf went into the lake to swim but never resurfaced. Frenchtown Township Firefighters requested help from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office dive team but search was unavoidably put on hold due to bad weather and unfavourable condition of the lake. The search continued on Monday 30th of August and Assaf’s body was recovered around 12:30pm in Sterling State Park.