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

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

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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