Search resumes for teen who fell into Tinker’s Creek

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."

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