Water teams call off search for recovery of 17-year-old at Trotwood lake; Resumes Monday

TROTWOOD — Water rescue teams called off the search for the recovery of a 17-year-old Sunday night at a Trotwood lake. The search will resume at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning.

They responded to Madison Lake 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.

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Trotwood fire and water crews were dispatched just after 4:30 p.m. to Madison Lake at the 500 block of Olive Road on reports of a swift water rescue.

News Center 7 got a hold of 911 calls through a public records request.

“I’m at Madison Lake,” a female caller told dispatchers. “Someone jumped into the water and didn’t come back up.”

“As of right now, all we know is the age of the individual is 17,” said Ralph Bowman, Public Information Officer for the Trotwood Fire Department. “It is a recovery.”

News Center 7′s Taylor Robertson reports when rescue crews arrived, they saw a lot of kids swimming in the lake.

“What we were told is two of them got a little further out away from the bank and one of them went underwater,” Bowman told News Center 7. “His friend 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.”

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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.”

We will continue to provide updates on this developing story.


Several rescue boats are on the scene of a possible water rescue in Montgomery County Sunday afternoon.

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Medics and water rescue teams were dispatched at around 4:47 p.m. at Madison Lake at the 580 block of Olive Road on initial reports of a water rescue, according to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch.

A person reportedly jumped into the water and did not come out, dispatchers told News Center 7.

Initial scanner traffic indicates several water rescue teams are at the scene.

News Center 7 has a crew at the scene.

We will continue to provide updates on this developing story.