Nic Shaffer, the missing 12-year-old boy, is featured at the bottom of the photo.
AKRON -- For the second day, rescue crews suspended their search for a missing 12-year-old boy who was swept away in a creek off Akron Peninsula Road.
They will resume again Saturday morning.
Some firefighters are continuing to walk along the banks of the creek to see if they can spot the boy somewhere along the bank or in the water.
It's become a recovery rather than a rescue effort.
Nic Shaffer, who has autism, was reportedly dipping his toes into the water when the current swept him away Thursday afternoon.
Family members and neighbors tried to pull him to safety, but were overpowered by the current.
Nic was with his mother and sister.
Family members say Nic, who was wearing shorts but no shirt at the time, can swim but doesn't really like to.
The creek, which is located behind the home Nic lives in with his mother, is typically ankle-deep, but recent rains made the water much deeper with a stronger current.
Friday the brook was still too strong and swollen for divers to go safely in the water.
Crews from Cuyahoga Falls, Akron and Summit County dragged the water in 200-foot sections.
The Highway Patrol used an Akron Children's Hospital helicopter equipped with a heat-seeking device, to find Nic using thermal imaging.
Deana Smith, a family friend with two autistic children of her own, is offering prayers Nic will be found.
Autism experts say children with the condition are especially attracted to water, and the comforting sensation it can provide but are not aware of its dangers.
Anybody who might spot the boy is asked to call authorities immediately.