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North Canton Boy’s Body Recovered From Lake

(News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – A boy from North Canton drowned at a lake in Guernsey County.

7-year-old Afton Taylor’s body was recovered from Salt Fork Lake on Monday morning.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the boy fell off a boat on the lake on Sunday afternoon while boating with his family.

A search for the boy was suspended late Sunday, and the searching resumed Monday morning and his body was located.

The boy reportedly was not wearing a life jacket when he fell from the boat.

The ODNR says all children on any size boat should wear a life jacket that is tight to their body.

And parents should only be able to slip two fingers under the shoulder straps.

More information on properly fitting a life jacket can be found here.


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