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Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 6:01 PM
Updated: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 6:25 PM
— UPDATE @ 6:25 p.m.
The northbound lanes of Interstate 75 are back open at Ohio 274 near Botkins in Shelby County.
The vehicle in the crash is off the side of the highway, but traffic remains backed up.
A medical helicopter took one person to an area hospital.
The northbound lanes of Interstate 75 are shut down this evening near Botkins in Shelby County.
The highway is closed at I-75 N at Ohio 274.
Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 6:21 PM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 9:02 PM
PASCO, Shelby County — UPDATE @9:04 p.m.
Deputies said search efforts for a 6-year-old boy who fell into Mosquito Creek have been to no avail and is now considered a recovery.
Rescue crews will reconvene on scene in the morning to continue looking for the boy, who has not been identified.
Shelby County Sheriff Sgt. Aaron Steinke said the search entailed boats in the water and a helicopter using infrared to search for body heat. He said due to the rough terrain and the strong current, search crews are being called off for the night.
Deputies will remain on scene through the night, and the road will remain closed. Other crews will return in the morning to continue the recovery effort.
The area was not under a flood warning from recent rains, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.
UPDATE @ 7:55 p.m.
A 6-year-old boy fell into the Great Miami River this evening while he was playing with a friend along the riverbank, Shelby County Sheriff’s Sgt. Aaron Steinke said.
Crews were called around 5:45 p.m. to the river behind the Pasco trailer park in the 5000 block of state Route 29. Rescuers have boats in the water, and have every bridge covered south from Sidney to the Miami County line, the sergeant said.
Joining search efforts will be a helicopter from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, which has night-vision equipment to help search from above.
The recent rains and swollen river poses a challenge to rescue personnel, Steinke said.
UPDATE @ 6:35 p.m.
Additional rescue crews from area departments have been called to join the search along the banks for a young boy who may have been swept up in the swollen Great Miami River.
According to scanner traffic, the 6-year-old boy was last seen wearing a red shirt and dark pants.
Rescuers were called this evening to a mobile home park for a possible water rescue in the Great Miami River involving a child in the village of Pasco east of Sidney.
According to initial reports, a 6-year-old boy was wading but had not been seen in awhile. It is not confirmed that the boy has come to any harm.
The trailer park was in the 5800 block of Ohio 29, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.
Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 7:20 PM
GREENVILLE — A quick-thinking resident helped to rescue a man this afternoon who was hanging onto a tree, trapped in the high waters of the Greenville Creek.
The Greenville resident heard the man yelling for help around 1:30 p.m. and tossed out a garden hose near the East Fourth Street bridge, our media partner BlueBag Media reported.
The man, described as in his early to middle 20s, caught the hose and used it to free himself from the high water. His name was not released. He was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital.
Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 9:04 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 3:30 PM
— Flooding overnight is still affecting the area with road closures due to high water.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 4:27 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
— Many rivers are in flood stages due to the recent rains, which included a record-breaking day for Dayton, which saw 1.84 inches of rain Saturday to surpass the old daily rainfall record of 1.63 inches set in 2016.
With all the rain, the Great Miami River in Dayton is expected to crest around 7 p.m. today at 32.2 feet, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.
Other rivers are considered in minor flood stage, such as the Mad River near Springfield, the Little Miami River near Spring Valley in Greene County and the Great Miami River near Middletown in Butler County. These rivers are expected to recede heading into Monday.
The Great Miami River near Sidney is expected to crest in minor flood stage early Monday, then recede, Collar said.
There are flood alerts over the next couple days.
There’s a lag between the heavy rain and water levels rising, which is why creeks, streams and rivers won’t recede until the start to the new week, Zontini said.
The Great Miami River is expected to crest, or hit its highest levels, this weekend.
In Troy, the Great Miami River is expected to crest at 13.6 feet Sunday, and in Dayton, the river is expected to crest, also Sunday, at 32.2 feet. And in Middletown, the Great Miami River is expected to crest at 12.4 feet Sunday.
The Stillwater River in Englewood is expected to crest Monday at 33.6 feet.
When the river does crest, here are the areas that will see flooding, according to the National Weather Service.
ENGLEWOOD (Stillwater River)
DAYTON (Great Miami River)
SIDNEY (Great Miami River)