Coast Guard Ends Active Search for Missing Boy

Posted on: 3:39 pm, July 14, 2013, by

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ASHTABULA COUNTY, OH — The Coast Guard has ended its active search for a missing boy, according to Coast Guard officials.

Saybrook Twp. officials told Fox 8 a 13-year old boy went missing around 8:00 p.m. Friday after swimming with two others.

Chief John Jyurovat, of the Saybrook Twp. Fire Department, said three boys had been jumping off a concrete barge and swimming around near shore. All three boys were not wearing life jackets.

Since the boy disappeared, the U.S. Coast Guard and several local agencies have been searching in Ashtabula County, just off of Lake Rd. West.

The crews were in the air and on the water searching.

Saturday’s search came to a close after it became dark outside.  Rescue personnel were also in danger out on the water, especially depending on the conditions of the lake.

They resumed their search Sunday morning. Sunday’s search was suspended at 2:15 p.m. pending further developments.

Nearly 400 square miles of Lake Erie were searched during the 40 hour-long search, according to the Coast Guard.

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