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The 18-year-old who drowned in Mad River Friday has been identified by the Montgomery County Coroner’s office.

Jean De Dieu Uwiragiye of Dayton drowned after falling in the water at East Metropark off Harshman Road in Dayton around 5:40 p.m. on Friday. A 911 caller said he had been under the water for five or six minutes and they could not find him.

Uwiragiye never resurfaced, according to reports, and crews launched boats to help search for him.

The search was suspended at 8:30 p.m. for the night, according to dispatch records.

Five Rivers MetroParks rangers, the Dayton Fire Department and Ohio Department of Natural Resources were among agencies that responded.