Searchers try different methods during day three of search for missing man

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Searchers are trying different methods during day three in the search for a missing swimmer’s body in Belmont County.

According to the man’s friends, Dennis Schmidt, 32, slipped beneath the surface and was never seen again. The incident happened Tuesday evening as the group was swimming in Country Club Pond.

Today, Sheriff Dave Lucas says divers are using a method that will allow them to stay under water for a longer time.

Lucas says they’re also using search and rescue dogs from several counties, and advanced sonar equipment from a marine firm in Pennsylvania.

EMA officials from multiple counties, the Wheeling Area Underwater Special Tactics Team, Cumberland Trail Fire Department, and others are involved in the recovery effort.

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