One Year Since Drownings At Ellis Dam

by Kelly Choate on June 4, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Monday is the one year anniversary of a tragedy at Ellis Dam in Dresden.

Three-year-old Ayden Cecil and two-year-old Anthony Tullius disappeared from their campsite.  Ayden’s body was found in the Muskingum River shortly after the search began, but Anthony has never been found.

Ayden’s stepmother Stephanie LeMaster told WHIZ that the family is holding a balloon release Monday at 7 p.m. at Ellis Dam.  A preacher will lead the ceremony, and dozens of balloons will be released into the sky.  She said anyone is welcome to attend and write messages on the balloons to remember the two boys.