DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The body pulled from a pond near Action Sports Center in Dayton Wednesday night has been identified.
The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 33-year-old Matthew O. Mitchell, Jr. of Dayton.
Regional dispatch tells 2 NEWS the call came in around 8 pm at the facility located at 1103 Gateway Drive in Dayton.
Officials at the scene say Mitchell was fishing with some friends. He got into the water to free his fishing line after it became caught on something, appeared to be struggle as he went deeper into the water, and never surfaced.
Debris covering the bottom of the water made it especially difficult for rescuers to locate Mitchell’s body.
They say the water was roughly 22 feet deep where he went under.Grab the FREE WDTN News App from the Apple Store or Google play. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.