UPDATED 7-8-20

ODNR has released the names of the two individuals involved in the crash –

Trevor Mobley (26) of Coldwater, Ohio was found deceased. Corey Kuether (29) of Montezuma, Ohio survived the crash.


Trevor Mobley

Trevor S. Mobley, age 26, of Coldwater, died Monday, July 6, 2020 at Grand Lake St. Marys, Celina. He was born April 17, 1994 in St. Marys, Ohio. He is survived by his mother Kelly (Pulfer) Stachler of St. Marys, father Brian Mobley of Colorado, stepfather Eric Stachler of Coldwater, brothers John Henry Mobley of Greenville and Carson Stachler of St. Marys, grandparents Vivian & Wendel Mobley Sr. of St. Marys, Pat & Rodney Pulfer of Convoy and Pat Stachler of Philothea. He worked at TMI in Lima and was a member of Heat and Frost Insulators Local 41. Trevor enjoyed the lake, playing softball, golfing and being with family and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 am Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater from 2 to 8 pm Friday and from 9 to 10 am Saturday. Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.

(7-6-20) The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is investigating a fatal jet ski crash that took place earlier this morning on Grand Lake.

The crash was reported at 12:40 a.m. The male operator of the personal watercraft was found dead near the scene of the accident. A passenger survived with minor injuries.

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Montezuma Fire Chief Lee Braun said his rescuers were called to the rock pier near Coldwater Creek after two kayakers heard someone calling for help.

Montezuma rescue personnel reportedly picked up a man who told them no one else had been with him at the time of the accident. Braun said the man was interviewed by ODNR representatives, who received a similar statement.

Upon being interviewed by Mercer County Sheriff’s deputies,  the man reportedly indicated another person had been on board with him.

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, Celina and Montezuma Fire Departments assisted at the scene.

Details will be made available when information is released.