UPDATE: The search for a missing 7-year-old boy ended Monday afternoon. Now, authorities say they won’t be returning for a fourth day.
The active search and rescue response for Lucas Rosales has now shifted into a recovery operation, according to a release from the Dayton Fire Department.
Dayton Police Department officials say they have no reason to suspect foul play in the incident.
All formal search operations have been suspended at this time.
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Eastwood MetroPark remains closed to the public as the search for the missing child continues.
According to Dayton Police and Fire, 7-year-old Lucas Rosales was fishing with his family near Harshman Road by Eastwood MetroPark on Saturday, April 29, 2023. He was last seen around 6:40 p.m.
Lucas is 3 feet tall and weighs 60 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white shirt with black sleeves, black pants, and black converse shoes.
A large search team has been on the scene Sunday, including more than 100 people from Dayton Police, Fire, Five Rivers Metroparks, ODNR, and other volunteers. Rescue boats were also on the Mad River searching the water.
Dayton fire, police and Five Rivers MetroParks are all assisting with the search at the park. Law enforcement says people should avoid the area.
“Law enforcement ask that the public refrain from entering the park, which may impede ongoing search and rescue efforts,” Five Rivers MetroParks said.