Athens, Ohio, Hocking River Missing Kayaker Identified as Steve Lippson, 40yr Old Male from Racine, Ohio


Search and recovery operations continue on the Hocking River in Athens for Steve Lippson a 40-year-old male, from Racine, Ohio in Meigs County.

Lippson has been missing since approximately 2:07 PM, Saturday, July 8th. When six kayakers were swept over the Whites Mill water fall in the Hocking River.  Five of the kayakers were rescued by emergency responders or rescued themselves from the water.  Rescue crews spent Saturday afternoon and evening and Sunday searching the river for Lippson.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

About Athens County Emergency Management Agency

Emergency Management Agency is the central point of coordination within the county for response and recovery to disasters. The primary focus of the agency when not in a response or recovery mode is to ensure that the county and citizens residing in it, are prepared to respond to an emergency or disaster and to lead mitigation efforts against the effects of future disasters.
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