Search continues this morning for suspected drowning victim in Belmont County

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UPDATE 5/30:

Search crews have resumed their search this morning in Belmont County after an apparent drowning in Belmont Hills Lake.

According to emergency crews on scene, they are searching for a 32-year-old man who is a resident of Belmont County.

The man was reportedly at the area with at least one other person when they decided to go in the water.

The Belmont County Coroner was on scene Tuesday night, although a body has not yet been recovered.


UPDATE: 

Search crews in Belmont County have suspended search operations for the night after an apparent drowning in Belmont Hills Lake. 

According to emergency crews on scene, they are searching for a 32-year-old man who is a resident of Belmont County. 

The man was reportedly at the area with at least one other person when they decided to go in the water. 

The water is very murky, and according to Ohio County EMA Director Lou Vargo, the diver had zero visibility under the water when he was searching for a body. The water is also full of seaweed. 

The Belmont County Coroner was on scene Tuesday night, although a body has not yet been recovered.

The search will resume at 8 a.m. Wednesday.


ORIGINAL STORY:

EMS and fire crews in Belmont County are searching for a suspected drowning victim in a small lake near the Belmont Hills Country Club. 

According to officials with the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office, the body of the suspected victim has not been found. 

Crews with the Wheeling Dive Team are on the scene, working to help recover the suspected victim.

The lake is right off of Country Club Road near the golf course. 

No other information about the incident was immediately available. 

7News has a reporter on the way to the scene.

This is a developing story, stay with 7News and wtrf.com for details as they unfold. 

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