Last updated 10:18PM ET
October 23, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Body Recovered From Hocking River
(WOUB) - A 47-year old Nelsonville man is dead after he drown in the Hocking River this afternoon.

Nelsonville police got the call around 2 p-m and responded to the scene located off Hocking Parkway in a wooded area near Hocking College.

Public Information Officer Dan Pfeiffer says the man apparently jumped from a railroad bridge spanning the Hocking that was about 14 feet up.

He says the man jumped into 3 feet of water and witness say he struggled and then went under.

The man's name is not being released until family can be notified.
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