Crooksville Man Found in Woods

Crooksville Man Found in Woods

by Kelly Mills on August 30, 2012

After a search using a helicopter and K-9’s authorities were able to locate a missing man from Perry County.

Shane Peterson of 9824 State Route 669 in Crooksville was last seen Wednesday morning.

Peterson was located by a helicopter around 8 p.m. Thursday evening swimming nude in a pond off of Old Rainer Road. Authorities say he was alert, but confused about his where-a-bouts.

"I think what we’re concerned about here is what’s causing him to act the way that he is. That’s why we’re concerned about getting him to OSU Columbus, up in the hospital, and have them check him out," says Sheriff William Barker.

Sheriff Barker says Peterson was dehydrated when discovered in the woods and emergency personnel got him stabilized with fluids.

Peterson was then transported by Med Flight to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.