Body of teen found after he was swept away in Tinker’s Creek

BEDFORD, Ohio -- The body of a  15-year-old boy was found Monday morning after the teen was swept away in Tinker's Creek Saturday night.

The recovery efforts to bring him home, and give his family closure, resumed at 8 a.m. Monday.

His body was found by two people on horseback in the Egbert picnic area off Gorge Parkway; that's about a mile from where he went in.

Crews headed back to the Bedford Reservation Monday morning to begin their search, which was suspended several times in the past couple of days because of the rough waters in the creek.

Bedford fire officials say crews only got a few hours to search before the waters became too dangerous for them.

The teenager went missing just before 6 p.m. Saturday when he and some friends were swimming in a remote area near Willis Park, officials said.  Bedford Fire Chief Dave Nagy says the boy slid off a rock formation similar to a water slide, and into the creek, before being swept away by a current.

There are signs posted in the area urging people not to swim.

"It's a well-known area down there, you know, they call it the shoot. This isn't the first time, unfortunately, won't be the last time, we're down there because while we were there doing a rescue, there were four teenage girls on their way down to go down the shoot," Chief Nagy told Fox 8's Jessica Dill.

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