Body of 13-year-old Wayne County boy recovered following search - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Body of 13-year-old Wayne County boy recovered following search mission

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office said a dive team and rescue team are at the Chippewa Creek in Rittman after a 13-year-old boy went missing while swimming. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office said a dive team and rescue team are at the Chippewa Creek in Rittman after a 13-year-old boy went missing while swimming.
RITTMAN, OH (WOIO) -

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office reported Sunday that dive and rescue teams responded to Chippewa Creek in Rittman after a 13-year-old boy went missing while swimming.

On Monday evening, authorities reported the body of the boy had been found following an extensive, 24-hour search-and-rescue mission.

Captain Doug Hunter said the boy was swimming with two other people.

Officers received a call about the incident around 2:45 p.m. on Sunday.

Investigators reported he was swimming near a low-head dam.

Hunter said swimming is very difficult near a dam like this even for experienced swimmers.

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