HAMILTON, OH (FOX19)- Hamilton and Butler County rescue crews have recovered the body of a 15-year-old boy who went under while swimming in a canal Tuesday evening.
It happened in the area near Greenwood Cemetery, located along Joe Nuxhall Boulevard.
Officers say three teenagers were fishing in the canal and decided to swim across.
Around 7:30 p.m., emergency crews received a report of two victims stuck in the water. Upon arrival, they found a 15-year-old girl hanging from a tree limb in the water who was rescued by a paramedic on scene.
The other was a 15-year-old boy who swam across the canal and made it about half way before he started struggling. As a result, a friend reportedly went into the water to try and help him, but when the current started pulling both of them under, he could no longer help.
The names of the teens have not been identified.