TROTWOOD — The body of a 17-year-old boy missing from a Trotwood lake was found by search teams Monday morning.
Division Chief Ralph Bowman confirmed that the teen’s body was found around 10:12 a.m. Monday morning and crews were able to get him out of the water around 10:50 a.m.
The teen’s identity has not been released pending identification from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
In addition to Trotwood crews on scene, Bowman said Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s strike team and Piqua Fire Department’s dive rescue and recovery team was on hand to assist. A cadaver dog was even sent out on a boat Monday morning.
Tall lake grass posed a challenge for search teams as they looked for the teen Sunday evening and Monday morning.
“There is a lot of lake grass. It’s roughly about five to six feet tall, which was really hindering the divers’ efforts to try and find the young man last night and then this morning it was a little better,” he told News Center 7′s Kayla McDermott.
First responders were called out to Madison Lakes Sunday afternoon in Trotwood just after 4:30 p.m. on what started as a water rescue and then turned into a recovery, according to the Trotwood Fire Department.
In 911 calls obtained through a public records request, it was reported that someone went into the water and didn’t come back up.
“I’m at Madison Lake,” a female caller told dispatchers. “Someone jumped into the water and didn’t come back up.”
Bowman told News Center 7 crews on scene Sunday that one of the teen’s friends tried to save him, but was unable to.
“The friend made it back to the bank and that’s when they called 911 because their other friend was still out in the water,” he said.
He also said once the weather warms like this, his crews spend a lot of time out at Madison Lake for water rescues.
“We’ve had divers out here before that have talked about the currents underwater that you just don’t see,” said Bowman. “It’s very dangerous.”
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