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AKRON, Ohio – Summit County Tech Rescue and the Akron Fire Department were on the scene Monday of a water recovery operation in the Cuyahoga River.

This is at Cuyahoga Street and Peck Road in the Summit Metro Parks.

Crews are looking for a swimmer who has been missing since Sunday.

Catalino Hernandez (photo provided by family)

Lt. Rick Edwards with Akron police say they received a call around 6:30 p.m. Sunday from a person who said he was swimming with his cousin; they were in the water and the 24-year-old, who is now missing, went out too far. That was the last time he was seen.

Lt. Edwards calls this a recovery operation. He says, according to the cousin, the missing person,  identified as Catalino Hernandez, 24, was said to not be a very good swimmer.

The search has been suspended until 9 a.m. Tuesday. ODNR will bring in a cadaver dog to search the shoreline.


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