In others news out of Grand Lake Saint Marys, a 9-1-1 call involving a possible drowning at the lake turns out to be a prank call.
Police, fire city and Ohio Department of Natural Resources personnel all responded next to the lighthouse on State Route 127 just before 4 p-m.
The caller says a child was placed in the lake,, dive teams started searching for the body,, and while the underwater search was conducted investigators determined that the call was a hoax.
Freeman says they will be investigating who made the call,, and they will be prosecuted if and when they are caught.
Emergency response crews responded to the western shore of Grand Lake near the lighthouse in Celina in response to calls of suspicious activity concerning an adult and a child. Initially the caller advised that a subject had placed a child on the shoreline, but a short time later reported that the child had been placed in the water. Emergency crews responded and found people in the area of the report, but no one that matched the reported activity. Contact with persons in the area found no witnesses to an adult and child matching the description being in the area near the lighthouse. To insure that no one was in danger emergency responders checked the shore line, both in and out of the water, for signs of a victim of any type, but found nothing suspicious.
The original emergency call came in at 3:48 PM and crews were on the scene until 5:12 PM. Video recordings from a nearby security camera had background views of the area and revealed that no one matching the description given was in the area before or after the emergency calls were placed to Central Dispatch. Once those recordings were obtained and reviewed the emergency responders were released from the scene.
Celina Police Chief