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Search postponed for missing Newcomerstown teen

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Search teams pilot up and down a section of the Tuscarawas River looking for a teenager missing since Sunday afternoon. Search teams pilot up and down a section of the Tuscarawas River looking for a teenager missing since Sunday afternoon. Photo courtesy of WJER

 

Swift Current & Rising Waters force halt to search for missing 17-year-old 

 

 

NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio -- Adverse weather conditions forced authorities in Newcomerstown to suspend their search again on Tuesday for a missing teenager who disappeared while swimming in the Tuscarawas River on Sunday afternoon.
 
Due to swift current and rising waters, the search for the missing 17-year old male from Newcomerstown was postponed.   Rescuers will wait for more favorable conditions in order to resume the search, as conditions now are too dangerous.
 
Newcomerstown Police Chief Gary Holland told media outlets on Sunday night that the 17-year-old male was swimming with friends at around 5:00 p.m. on Sunday when he sunk beneath the water's surface and disappeared. The police department is withholding the teenager's identity, for the time being.
 
AVC News will bring you new information as it becomes available.

 

 

Last modified on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 17:48
Z. Daniel Barnett

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