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Last updated 4:35AM ET
September 19, 2018
WOUB Local News
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Boy dies at Lake Hope State Park
(WOUB) - On-lookers claim a Perry County boy is dead because state park officials didn't react in time.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, 16 year old Allen Simms of Thornville drowned at Lake Hope State Park Saturday afternoon.

Maureen Reedy and Tom Griffin say park police officers waited 15 to 20 minutes before forming a human chain to search the lake.

The Upper Arlington couple helped in the four to five minute search that recovered the unconscious boy.

A state parks official says the officers appeared to act properly.
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