Body pulled from water near Action Sports Center identified

Local News

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.

news-app-download-apple news-app-download-google-play

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram for all the latest news, weather and sports.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

2019 TRICK OR TREAT TIMES
9-4 donate dayton strong

Latest Video on WDTN.com

Only on WDTN.com | Phil Wiedenheft

More Phil Wiedenheft

Interactive Radar

More As Seen on 2 NEWS