Crews recover deceased man from river in Knox County


KNOX COUNTY, Ohio — Crews in Knox County recovered a deceased man from a river after he was reported missing Thursday evening.

According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, 40-year-old Mark Booth of Mount Vernon went missing on the Kokosing River near Caves Campground. He was located just before 11 a.m. Friday along the riverbank approximately 4,500 feet downstream of where he was last reported seen.

The Knox County Coroner's Office is assisting in the investigation and an autopsy is scheduled.

The Eastern Knox County Fire District, Fredericktown Fire Department, Ohio Special Response Team and Ohio Division of Watercraft were also on scene.

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