AKRON, Ohio - The Summit County Medical Examiner has positively identified a body found in Mud Brook Creek in Akron as 12-year-old Nicholas Shaffer.
Authorities said Sunday they believed it was the remains of the boy that had been recovered.
Akron police said Shaffer was dangling his feet in the water near his mother when he jumped in to the creek Thursday. Neighbors, hearing the screams from the boy's sister, rushed to join the search.
Rescue crews searched through the night but were unable to find Shaffer. By Friday, authorities were calling it a "rescue operation."
The Akron fire department water rescue team along with the assistance of the Cuyahoga Falls water rescue team recovered the body Sunday morning.