Man still missing after driving car into river

Posted at 5:19 PM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 17:19:05-05

The Akron man La-Ron Harris, who drove his car into a river Sunday, has still not been found.

Harris' family and friends spent the day searching the area around the river where his car was found

His mother, Janice Harris, said they searched for hours. She pled for help. 

"Please help us find my baby, La-Ron Harris. Please look for him, and please help us find him," she said.

La-Ron's brother, James Harris, said they got in the water and searched the muddy area surrounding it.

"We're turning everything over, everything, until we find him," he said.

Harris drove into the river, behind an Akron apartment complex, early Sunday morning.

He was driving a woman home after a night out. She made it out of the car, and said Harris did too, but he's nowhere to be found. 

A tow truck pulled Harris's car out of the water Monday and the Coast Guard searched the river till dark. Watch video of the car being pulled out of the water here.

NewsChannel 5 talked to Akron Police and Fire, but they did not have an update on Tuesday.

Harris' family said they were the only ones searching onTuesday. James Harris told NewsChannel 5 they aren't stopping anytime soon.

"We ain't playin'. We gonna find him. We are not about sit here and let this happen," Harris said.