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Runaway from treatment facility rescued from falls at Mohican State Park

PERRYSVILLE, Ohio– Emergency crews rescued a 16-year-old boy from Big Lyons Falls in Mohican State Park on Monday.

The Ashland County Sheriff’s Office said rescuers took the boy to a medical helicopter waiting at the Mohican Memorial Shrine. From there, he was transported to Akron City Hospital. The extent of his injuries are not known at this time.

According to the sheriff’s office, the victim was a runaway from the Young Star Academy, a private treatment facility for male juveniles in Perrysville.

“Our academy is home to boys with severe emotional disturbances, and our first and foremost commitment is to their safety and emotional well-being. Although our staff followed proper procedure, one of our residents AWOLed from campus today; he was found by law enforcement after taking a fall at Mohican Park and is currently receiving medical attention. We are praying for his quick and safe recovery,” Young Star Academy said in a statement.

The incident is under investigation.

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