Teenager drowns in Lake Lorelei

On May 31, 2018, at approximately 2:24 PM, the Brown County Dispatch received a report of a male subject who was a possible drowning victim in Lake Lorelei, west of Fayetteville, Ohio.

The person was later identified as 17-year-old Maxwell Dickey.  He was swimming in the vicinity of the beach with friends when he disappeared under the water.  Several persons immediately entered the water and attempted to locate the teenager but were unable to find him.

Members of the Fayetteville Police, Fayetteville Fire/EMS, Brown County Sheriff’s Office, and Ohio Department of Natural Resources responded to the scene to assist in the search.

Members of Task Force 1 responded with specialized water search equipment and located Maxwell Dickey under water and subsequently recovered him. Members of the Brown County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and pronounced Maxwell Dickey deceased.