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Body of 15-year-old recovered from canal

HAMILTON, Ohio – Emergency crews have found the body of a 15-year-old boy who went missing while swimming in a southwest Ohio canal.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said the body of William Allen, of Hamilton, was recovered just before midnight Tuesday.

Crews responded to the canal in Hamilton several hours earlier on a report of people in the water.

When they arrived, they found a 15-year-old girl clinging to a tree limb in the water. A paramedic was able to bring the girl safely back to shore.

Authorities said Allen was also swimming in the canal when he started to struggle. They say another boy who had made it to shore went back to try to rescue Allen but was unable to save him.

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