George Hiotis

Volunteers Search For Missing Boy In River

by George Hiotis on June 6, 2011 at 11:20 am

The search will continue for a two year old boy who has been missing from a camp where his 3-year-old step-brother drowned near Ellis Dam Saturday. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says while the primary search was called off Sunday, a secondary search is now underway using volunteers who will be searching the Muskingum River south of Zanesville Monday. Malta/McConnelsville Fire fighters will be looking between Rokeby Lock and McConnelsville. Officials say two year old Anthony Joseph Tullius and 3-year-old Ayden Leroy Cecil were gone when the family awoke Saturday at the camp site at Ellis Dam. Searchers found the older boy’s body hours later about a mile south of the spillway at the dam.