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Kayakers looking for missing swimmer find other body

June 4, 2019

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say kayakers helping search for a swimmer who was swept away in a river in Ohio have found the body of another man.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office says the kayakers found the body of a 62-year-old man Monday night in the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) River in the Cascade Valley Metro Park area of Akron.

Officials with the medical examiner’s office say the man was pronounced dead around 7:30 p.m. Monday. Officials haven’t released his name. They are investigating the death.

Authorities say searchers found the 62-year-old man’s body while looking for 24-year-old Catalino Hernandez. Akron police Lt. Rick Edwards has said Hernandez apparently was swept away while swimming in the river Sunday evening.

The search for Hernandez was continuing Tuesday.

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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com

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