Nichole Hannahs

Crews Will Search Again

by Nichole Hannahs on July 12, 2013 at 5:18 am

 Crews will be back at work Friday morning searching for a man still missing in the Muskingum River. 

Authorities had to call off the search for the 53-year-old man Thursday night as they reported it was too dangerous to be near the water after dark. The river is still high from recent rains and had a swift current. 

The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office said this all began at 6:53 p.m. Thursday when they received a call from 48-year-old Chris Holder advising he was in a small boat on the river with two others when it capsized.

He reported the boat had capsized below the ethanol plant in Coshocton. Holder advised he was able to swim to shore. He was also able to help another victim 53-year-old Kay Dinger to shore before walking nearly 30 minutes to the road for help. 

Dinger was unable to walk with him. She was located by emergency crews and was taken to Coshocton County Memorial Hospital for treatment. 

The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the Conesville Fire Department, Coshocton Fire Department, Three Rivers Fire Department, Jackson Township Fire Department, Dresden Fire Department and the Coshocton County EMS.