Boy's Body Found In Ohio River

By
WOUB Staff Writer

Dateline
Updated Mon, Jul 9, 2012 7:54 am

Divers have found the body of a 15-year-old boy in the Ohio River after he disappeared while swimming Saturday afternoon near Blennerhassett Island.

Wood County Sheriff Jeff Sandy says the missing boy drowned in the Ohio River just after 7 p.m. Saturday.
 
The boy was reported missing after he stopped to wade and swim in the Ohio River off the island.
 
Dive teams with the Sheriff's Office and Belpre Volunteer Fire Department spent the afternoon searching the waters and surrounding area for his body.
 
They eventually found him under some brush in the water near the island.
 
The Department of Natural Resources is investigating. 
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