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Crews searching Shaker Heights lake for man who may have fallen through ice

January 15, 2018

Crews searching Shaker Heights lake for man who may have fallen through ice

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio – Crews are searching a Shaker Heights lake for a man who may have fallen through the ice while running from police officers.

Officers lost sight of the man about noon Monday near Green Lake by South Woodland Road and Andover Road, Shaker Heights police Commander John Cole said.

The officers never saw the man fall into the lake, but the Shaker Heights Fire Department has rescue teams searching the water, Cole said.

The man was suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run crash that caused property damage, Cole said. Officers also believe the car he was driving may have been stolen.

The man stopped the car near the lake, got out and ran away, Cole said.

The Shaker Heights Fire Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

This is a developing story that will be updated.

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