Search for missing boy at Edgewater moves to sonar-based searches

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CLEVELAND -  Crews resumed their search Saturday morning for a 13-year-old boy who went missing from Edgewater Beach Friday evening.

The Metroparks,  the Coast Guard, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and Cleveland Fire  joined together in the search.

Just afteer 1:30 p.m., a release from the Cleveland Metroparks stated that

"At this point, Edgewater Beach and the surrounding swim area have been thoroughly searched. Teams will continue their efforts through shore and boat based sonar searches."

The release also stated that the beach swim area is now open for public use. Lifeguards are on duty there until 7 p.m. Saturday.

The boy was last seen swimming in the water off the beach at around 8:30 p.m. Friday. Crews began searching, but called off their efforts at 11:30 p.m. due to high waves and darkness.

His great-aunt spoke with Maia Belay, telling her that her nephew was at the beach with the group home he was living with when he disappeared.


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