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Man falls into bay

Andy Ouriel • Dec 12, 2013 at 8:29 AM

UPDATED (11:26 p.m.) — Sandusky police Lt. Danny Lewis identified the man falling into the bay as Oscar Dias, of Canada.

Dias allegedly was working on a Canadian boat, coined CSL Laurentien, when he fell off the boat's back end, hit a wire and plunged into the bay. The boat was picking up coal.

Lewis said authorities didn't notice any signs of injury.

Dias was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center for hypothermia and other issues he was complaining about. It's expected he'll be taken by Life Flight to a nearby hospital.

UPDATED (11:03 p.m.) — Authorities found the man in the water. They pulled him out of the water and noticed he injured his leg after he couldn't pull himself out of the water.

They rushed him to Firelands Regional Medical Center.

ORIGINAL STORY (10:50 p.m.) —  Sandusky police and fire rushed to the coal docks off West Monroe Street around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday for a call about a man falling into the bay.

Several police officers, firefighters and railroad personnel frantically searched around the area to find the man.

Check back here for more updates.

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