- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CONNEAUT, Ohio (AP) - A coroner has identified the man presumed drowned in November after a boat capsized in Lake Erie east of Cleveland.

The Ashtabula Coroner’s Office on Wednesday said 55-year-old Roger Burton, of Alliance, was identified using dental records and from a medical implant and a surgical scar.

Burton’s body was discovered Saturday by a man walking along a beach in Conneaut near the Pennsylvania border. Burton and another man fell into the water after their boat capsized Nov. 6 off Fairport Harbor, about 30 miles east of Cleveland.

A U.S. Coast Guard rescue crew found the other man on the hull of the boat but couldn’t locate Burton during an extensive search.

Conneaut is 50 miles east of Fairport Harbor.

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