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.