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Terrence P. Hopkins was found about 12:30 p.m. near the boat ramps in the Rocky River Reservation, Cleveland Metroparks spokesman Jeff Tolman told cleveland.com. The Metroparks Rangers Dive Team retrieved the body from the river.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office identified Hopkins Sunday afternoon.
Cleveland fire department spokesman Mike Norman said Hopkins joined the department on April 1, 1997. He retired from the department on Sept. 7, he said.
Hopkins was pulled from the river after a man ran from police Saturday night.
A Rocky River police officer spotted a man, who he knew to be a wanted person, about 9 p.m. Saturday outside of an apartment complex near the corner of Malvern and Wooster roads, a Rocky River police said in a weekend news release.
After briefly interacting with the officer, the man ran and hopped over a fence, escaping police. The man then slid underneath a second fence, which "led directly to a cliff, at the bottom of which is the Rocky River," the news release says.
The body was recovered by crews after a 15-hour search.