Officials Identify Man Reported Missing In Hocking River

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ATHENS, Ohio (AP) – Authorities have released the identity of a man reported missing in the Hocking River in southeast Ohio.

The Athens County Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday said the missing man has been identified as 27-year-old Devin Gargia, of Athens.

The Athens Fire Department was dispatched Saturday night on a call that a man wearing black shorts and no shirt or shoes had entered the river around 8 p.m. Crews spent days searching a two-mile stretch of the river before calling off the search Monday night.

Emergency Management officials say search crews used sonar, search dogs and rescue divers without finding any sign of Gargia.

The agency says the search may resume if authorities receive any additional information or evidence. Anyone with information is asked to call the Athens Police Department.