Search crews looking for missing teen pull body from Mosquito Lake

There were 49 people assisting in the search, including the Bazetta Police and Fire departments, as well as the Trumbull County Emergency Management Agency

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CORTLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – Crews searching for a missing teen found a body in Mosquito Lake on Friday, according to the Bazetta Fire Department.

Investigators searched the lake for missing 16-year-old Travis Jay Shaffer all day Thursday and started again on Friday morning.

They have not yet identified the body pulled from the water shortly before 4 p.m.

Travis Jay ShafferShaffer was reported missing around 7:45 a.m. Thursday. He left home about 1 a.m., and the car he was driving was found parked by the lake.

A dog searched the land but found nothing. Divers and boats with sonar were in the lake searching there as well.

“At this time, we’re searching the area. We’re searching the woods. We have drones up. We’re searching the water to make sure he’s not in the lake,” said Lt. Scott Stauffer, of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

There were 49 people assisting in the search, including the Bazetta Police and Fire departments, as well as the Trumbull County Emergency Management Agency.

Anyone with information about Shaffer’s whereabouts should call the Trumbull County 911 Center at 330-675-2730.

Authorities are searching for a missing child at Mosquito Lake. 

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