Search resumes for teen who fell into Tinker’s Creek

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

BEDFORD, Ohio -- The search for a 15-year-old boy who fell into Tinker's Creek Saturday evening resumed Sunday morning.

According to Bedford Fire Department Chief Nagy, the teenager slid down the embankment into the creek at around 6 p.m. near Willis Park. Rescuers began searching Tinker's Creek, which is in the Bedford Reservation.

Search crews on the bank of Tinker's Creek, where a 15-year-old fell in Saturday evening. (Photo Credit: Bedford Fire Department)

The Bedford Fire Department on Sunday said they had about five kayakers, in addition to other crews, searching for the teen.

Officials suspended the search at around 8:30 p.m. Saturday because of rough waters from the heavy rainfall in the area.

In a statement released Sunday, the Cleveland Metroparks called the search a recovery effort:

"On Saturday, July 1 at approximately 5:45 p.m., Cleveland Metroparks Rangers received a report of a 15 year old male missing in Bedford Reservation. The teen was reported to have been last seen in Tinker's Creek. A recovery effort has resumed this morning with assistance from Cleveland Metroparks Rangers, Bedford Police Department, Bedford Fire Department, Southwest Emergency Response Team, Hillcrest Emergency Response Team and National Park Service."

Stick with Fox 8 News and for updates on this story, as more information becomes available.