Body of 5-year-old recovered from Adams County lake

Staff Report

Cameron Walters

Cameron Walters

PEEBLES-The body of 5-year-old Cameron Walters was found Tuesday evening, after being reported missing Monday at an Adams County campground.

Walters was last seen Monday around 5 p.m. at the Mineral Springs Family Campground near Peebles, Ohio. Authorities said his body was recovered from the nearby lake around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

“We have recovered the 5-year-old missing boy down here by the boat dock area,” Mike Estep with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office said.

Estep said the child’s body was found near the campground’s boat dock and was positively identified by the family.

Walters was at the campground with his family, who were camping during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Officials with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office said he was last seen alive swimming and enjoying the sun and seen throughout the campground.

Around 5 p.m. Monday, Adams County sheriffs were notified on the boy’s disappearance and search and rescue were dispatched to the campground. A search was launched, and after being suspended for the night, resumed Tuesday morning with more than 200 volunteers.

Estep said Cameron’s family members were cooperative and were trying to help with the search while also talking to investigators about what may have led to his disappearance.

“This was not foul play,” Estep told reporters at a news conference. “The family is very emotional and this is something that sticks with you forever.”

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