Man Found Dead In Hocking River

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An investigation is ongoing into the death of a man found in the Hocking River.

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office received a report from of a missing person, Gregory W. Perry, Jr., after his girlfriend, Tiffany Bruce, said she was unable to locate him, according to a release by the sheriff’s office.

The two had been swimming in the river off Hamley Run Road when she left the area and couldn’ find him after returning, the release stated.

“Bruce took Lt. (Jason) Kline to the last spot Perry was seen and a search began in the area,” according to the release. “A short time later, Jon Tobin from the Athens County Dive Team recovered Perry’s body from the water.”

An autopsy was ordered. While the incident remains under investigation, officials did not say whether foul play was suspected.