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Body of man last seen going underwater in lake recovered

October 8, 2018

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Searchers say they have found the body of a man last seen going underwater in a rapid area of a lake in Ohio.

Fire and police crews, including divers, began searching for the man in Eastwood Lake in Dayton on Sunday afternoon. They say they found Stephen Smith’s body around 10:30 a.m. Monday in an area of the lake that is about 18-feet (6-meters) deep.

An outdoor festival that included a kayaking event was going on at the park on Sunday. Fire officials say the 64-year-old Kettering man did not appear to have a kayak or any other type of water equipment and wasn’t wearing a life jacket.

Authorities say they haven’t determined the circumstances of Smith’s death, including why he went into the water.

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