W.Va. authorities investigate East Liverpool drowning

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (WYTV) – An East Liverpool man drowned Sunday evening after witnesses said he jumped off a dock and did not resurface.

Police said Herbert Lancaster was swimming with his girlfriend Saturday at the Broadway Wharf in East Liverpool when he disappeared.

About 20 minutes later, fire department officers pulled Lancaster from the water unconscious and took him to East Liverpool City Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

West Virginia’s Hancock County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the case since much of the river is under their watch.

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