Athens, Ohio – Missing man identified and all search efforts stopped for him in the Hocking River

Athens FD Patch

The Athens Fire Department has stopped all search efforts for a missing man identified as Devin Gargia, age 27 of Athens in the Hocking River.   Search crews have used all reasonable efforts to search approximately two miles of the river using sonar, search dogs, and rescue divers without finding any sign of Gargia. Search efforts began Saturday June 23, 2018 at approximately 8:00 PM when it was reported Gargia jumped into the Hocking River North East of Whites Mill in the City of Athens.  If additional information or evidence is reported the search may resume for Gargia.

If anyone has any information or questions regarding this event or Devin Gargia they should contact the Athens Police Department at 740-593-6606.

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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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