Teen Drowning Victim Pulled From Water in Plain Twp.
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PLAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The body of a teen who drowned in Plain Township’s “Central Lake” was pulled from the water on Friday, authorities say.
According to Plain Township Fire Chief Donald Snyder, the teen’s body was pulled from the lake around noon today.
On Thursday evening Plain Township Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the 4900 block of Middlebranch Road NE after receiving a call regarding the drowning.
A friend who had been swimming with the teen told authorities that the young man went under the water in the 7:00 p.m. hour. Dive teams searched until 1:00 a.m. Friday morning but were unable to locate the teen. Search and rescue operations resumed on Friday morning and the body was located.
According to Snyder, the teen’s body has been transported to the Stark County Coroner’s office for an autopsy.
Fox 8 News is awaiting next of kin to be notified before identifying the teen.