FCSO: Body of missing swimmer found at Big Darby Creek

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH) — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says they found the body of a 23-year old man just after noon on Sunday at Big Darby Creek in the Grove City area.

They resumed looking for the man Sunday morning after suspending the search Saturday night.

Authorities say the family has been notified and is meeting with FCSO chaplains.

Officials responded to the area of the 7900 block of Railroad Street in Grove City at approximately 3:49 p.m. Saturday.

Three men had waded into the creek together but only two were able to make it back to land.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Dive and Rescue Team searched the water while the Ohio Department of Natural Resources operated sonar, according to FCSO.

Larry Peck, deputy director of Columbus Metro Parks said the rain from earlier in the week has made the conditions on the river difficult.

“The height of the water is up, the speed of the water is up, the current is up,” he said. “We ask anyone coming out to do any kind of watersports here to have a personal floatation device available to them. That will undoubtedly help save your life.”

This is the second incident at Darby Creek this week. On Tuesday, a woman was pulled from the water after her kayak capsized. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

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