If you drive on Interstate 76/77 through Akron, you've seen Summit Lake. But did you know there is only one bench at the lake and it faces away from the lake?
The lack of amenities around Summit Lake could soon change thanks to the Knight Foundation and the Trust for Public Land. An environmental study is getting underway to find out what uses are possible for the lake. Kyle Kutuchief from the Knight Foundation and Matt Schmidt from the Trust for Public Land joined Jasen to talk about what's ahead.
A community meeting to discuss the future of Summit Lake will be held on January 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Summit Lake Community Center.
A kayaker who overturned in Summit Lake this/Monday afternoon was safely rescued.
The Akron Fire Department Dive Team arrived to see him near the middle of the lake, in the water and holding onto the kayak.
AFD sent a boat to get him, and returned to shore with both the victim and the kayak.
There were no injuries.
(AFD) Akron Fire Dept Dive Team responded to 380 W Crosier St at Summit Lake on report of a male who was kayaking on the lake and overturned. Akron Fire once on scene found a male towards the middle of the lake, in the water, holding onto his kayak. AFD launched a boat in the water with personnel on board, manuevered up to the person in the water, assisted him into the boat and brought both the victim and the kayak back to shore. No injuries were reported.
Akron police say it was the timing of a pair of Good Samaritans who saved a mother and her two year old, after the mother drove her vehicle into Summit Lake in a failed murder-suicide bid.
DeeAndra McGhee, 24, of Weathervane Lane had her two-year old daughter in the car when she drove her 2007 Chevy Cobalt into the lake just after 6:00 p.m. on Independence Day. The two onlookers were able to pull McGhee and the toddler from the waterlogged car to safety.
Both mother and daughter were treated at a local hospital. McGhee is in the Summit County Jail facing charges including attempted murder and child endangering.
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(Akron Police Department) Shortly after 6:00pm yesterday evening (Monday, July 4), officers and paramedics responded to the 1500 block of Manchester Road for a vehicle that drove into Summit Lake.
The driver, DeeAndra C. McGhee, 24, of Weathervane Lane in Akron, took a 2007 Chevy Cobalt, placed her two year old daughter inside the car, and drove the vehicle into Summit Lake in attempt to kill herself and her daughter. Two good
Samaritans jumped into the water and rescued the mother and daughter.
They were both transported to local hospitals for nonlife threatening injuries. DeeAndra McGhee was released from the hospital and charged with attempted murder, child endangering and criminal damaging.
She was booked into the Summit County Jail.
One person was pulled from Summit Lake this morning.
The Dive Rescue Team with the Akron Fire Department was called to a report of a body floating in Summit Lake around 8 a.m.
The woman was pulled from the water and taken to the hospital. No word on her condition.