Body pulled from the Mad River identified

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of a man whose body was pulled from the Mad River at Eastwood Lake on Monday.

The coroner has identified the man as 64-year-old Stephen Smith, of Kettering.

The search for Smith resumed Monday morning after authorities suspended the search Sunday night.

Dayton Fire Department District Chief Matt McClain said rescue divers used sonar-devices to locate the body, underwater.

“He was found in about 17 or 18 feet of water,” McClain said. “These aren’t designed for swimming. It’s not like the old swimming hole you used to go swimming in. These are actually designed for kayaking and water sports events like that.”

Authorities say Smith went into an area with a rapids feature without a life jacket or any water equipment like a kayak. 

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