Athens, Ohio – All Search Operation for man missing in the Hocking River stopped

Athens FD Patch

The Athens Fire Department was stopped all search operations for a missing man in the Hocking River.    Search crews have searched approximately two miles of the river using sonar, search dogs, and rescue divers without any sign of the missing man. Search efforts began Saturday June 23, 2018 at approximately 8:00 PM when it was reported the man jumped into the Hocking River near Whites Mill at 2 Whites Mill Drive in the City of Athens.  The missing person is described as a 29-year-old white male, wearing black shorts and no shirt or shoes.

Additional information will be released if it becomes available.

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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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