24-year-old man apparently drowns swimming in Lake Erie

July 20, 2019 GMT

WESTFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 24-year-old man apparently drowned while swimming in Lake Erie.

The Chautauqua County Sheriffs’ Office was alerted to a possible drowning at in the lake near Westfield, New York at about 4:30 p.m. Friday.

John R. Penhollow, of Jamestown, was located in the water. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Several local police and fire departments as well as the U.S. Coast Guard assisted in the search.