Search Conducted for "Possible" Drowning Victim

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A search for a possible drowning victim has been taking place near Chillicothe.

Ross County Sheriff George Lavender reports that his office received a call at approximately 3:15am Sunday, that an 18-year-old male went into the water in Paint Creek near Buzzards Roost Nature Preserve off of Red Bird Lane.


Multiple agencies have been searching the area in and out of the water.  The search is ongoing and further details will be released as they become available.

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