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Rossford man pronounced dead after being removed from Maumee River

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Authorities respond for a water rescue in the Maumee River in Rossford on December 11.

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A Rossford man died Monday after first responders pulled him from the frigid Maumee River near Rossford Marina.

Robert Cordrey, 79, was floating near the shore on the west side of the marina, Rossford police Chief Glenn Goss said.


VIDEO: Rossford Fire Chief on the water rescue for a man on the Maumee River

Mr. Cordrey left his home about 5 a.m., and a relative reported him missing shortly after 7 a.m. when he did not return. First responders found his vehicle less than an hour later and saw footprints toward the water, he said.

They removed him from the water about 9:30 a.m. He was not breathing, and later pronounced dead at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center, the chief said.

Mr. Cordrey spent at least two hours in the water. He had health issues he was concerned about at the time, Chief Goss said.

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